Alternative interpretations of hours information in an econometric model of labour supply
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This paper examines the labour supply behaviour of married women in France. A sequence of models is specified and estimated which incorporate different amounts of information on observed weekly hours. In all models the distinction is drawn between search and non-participation among non-workers. We provide extensive specification diagnostics, including Heckman-Andrews tests, as well as Hausman tests for the comparison of different handlings of the hours information. It turns out that distinguishing between part-time, full-time and long hours gives virtually the same results as treating observed hours as reflecting desired hours.
- Alternative interpretations of hours information in an econometric model of labour supply
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- 1. University College London and Institute for Fiscal Studies, 7 Ridgmount Street, WC1E 7AE, London, U.K.
- 2. BETA, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg
- 3. Zentrum fur Europuische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW), Postfach 10 34 43, 68034, Mannheim, Germany
- 4. University of Mannheim and Zentrum fur Europuische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW), Postfach 10 34 43, 68034, Mannheim 1, Germany