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Female labour supply and on-the-job search: an empirical model estimated using complementary data sets

Arellano, A. and Megir, Costas and Silles, Mary (1990) Female labour supply and on-the-job search: an empirical model estimated using complementary data sets. CEP Discussion Papers, CEPDP0009. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Identification Number: CEPDP0009

Abstract

We specify an empirical model of labour supply that is consistent with on the job search, which is identified and estimated by combining two data sets: The UK Family Expenditure Survey, which contains information on income and expenditure and the UK Labour Force Survey, which has data on hours and job search behaviour. We provide statistical evidence on the compatibility of the two samples for the purpose of estimating a labour supply equation. We find that on the job search has a direct negative effect on hours and we establish a strong positive effect of the wage on hours.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://cep.lse.ac.uk
Additional Information: © 1990 The Authors
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2008 09:35
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2013 10:39
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/21132

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