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Title: Estimation of husband and wife Home labor supply functions
Authors: Al-Dakhil, Khalid
Keywords: Administrative Sciences
Husband and Wife
Labor Supply Functions
Economics
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: King Saud University
Citation: Journal of King Saud University. Administrative Sciences: 9 (2); 61-78
Abstract: The main objective of this paper is to explain the noticeable changes in the American family's use of time and to test the mutual causation hypothesis that the American husband's and wife's home labor supply are jointly dependent and each stimulates the other. The paper developes a simultaneous equations model and presents an application to the theory of family allocation of time. Three different time activities are considered: work in market, work at home, and leisure. A husband and wife home labor supply functions have been estimated using data for 1499 different families in the US. and the asymptotically efficient Nelson-Olson two-step estimation method. The empirical results strongly support the theory offamily allocation of time and home production and are consistent with prior expectations. Also, the results support the above mutual causation hypothesis.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1236
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