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Type: Journal article
Title: Labour force participation of older men in Australia: the role of spousal participation
Author: Mavromaras, K.
Zhu, R.
Citation: Oxford Economic Papers, 2015; 67(2):310-333
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Issue Date: 2015
ISSN: 0030-7653
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Kostas Mavromaras, Rong Zhu
Abstract: In this article we estimate the effect of spousal labour force participation on the participation of older men in Australia. We find that the decision of a wife to work or not influences positively, and in a causal fashion, the decision of her husband to work or not. We use counterfactual analysis to estimate the impact of the increasing labour force participation of a wife on her husband’s participation. We find that the increased labour force participation of married women observed between 2002 and 2011 has been responsible for a 4 percentage point increase in the participation rate of their husbands.
Rights: © Oxford University Press 2015 All rights reserved
DOI: 10.1093/oep/gpu054
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