Title

Actual experience, potential experience or age, and labor force participation by married women

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

12-1-1993

Abstract

In this paper, the limitations of potential experience and age as proxies for market experience are discussed. Results from a conditional logit model estimating the probability of participation by married women are sensitive to the measure of experience used in the empirical specification. Married women usually have noncontinuous labor market histories so age and potential experience will fall short of actual experience. Direct information about a woman's labor market history is necessary in empirical studies of the market behavior of married women. © 1993 Atlantic Economic Society.

Publication Title

Atlantic Economic Journal

Volume

21

Issue

4

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