Married women's tastes and the decision to participate in the labour market: Results from a fixed effects model
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In this paper, we report estimates from two logit models of women's labour force participation. A model without fixed effects, estimated from cross-sectional data, indicates a significant positive relation between work experience and participation. We ask whether the relation is due to a causal influence exerted by the former variable on the latter or to a common underlying variable: taste for market attachment. To answer this question, we present results from a fixed effects model estimated from panel data. In this model, the estimated coefficients of experience are insignificant, suggesting that a taste for market attachment underlies both experience and participation. In the fixed effects model, the only significant observed determinant of participation is the presence of preschool children. © 1991, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.
Miller, Carole F.. "Married women's tastes and the decision to participate in the labour market: Results from a fixed effects model." Applied Economics 23, 9 (1991): 1499-1509. doi:10.1080/00036849100000202.