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Title: Attitudes Toward Market Work and the Effect of Wage Rates on the Lifetime Labor Supply of Married Women
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1. Sandell, Steven H.
Attitudes Toward Market Work and the Effect of Wage Rates on the Lifetime Labor Supply of Married Women
Journal of Human Resources 12,3 (Summer 1977): 379-386.
Also: http://www.jstor.org/stable/145497
Cohort(s): Mature Women
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Keyword(s): Family Influences; Husbands, Influence; Wage Rates; Wives

This study observes the lifetime labor force participation of married women and analyzes the consequences of excluding taste variables from the conventional economic model. The author focuses on the extent of each participant's work experience during the time span between her first child and 1967. When attitudinal variables are included in the analysis, a decrease in the effect of the wife's potential wage on her postnatal labor supply is observed. Therefore, the frequent omission of these variables probably yield upward biased estimates of own wage elasticities. It is still unclear whether the wage results are more accurate for equations that include or exclude taste variables.
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Sandell, Steven H. "Attitudes Toward Market Work and the Effect of Wage Rates on the Lifetime Labor Supply of Married Women." Journal of Human Resources 12,3 (Summer 1977): 379-386.