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Title: Effects of Selected Variables on Work Hours of Young Women
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1. Shapiro, David
Mott, Frank L.
Effects of Selected Variables on Work Hours of Young Women
Monthly Labor Review 106,7 (July 1983): 31-34.
Also: http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/1983/07/rpt1full.pdf
Cohort(s): Young Women
Publisher: U.S. Department of Labor
Keyword(s): Educational Attainment; Fertility; Labor Supply; Work Hours

This research summary reports on estimates of the determinants of hours of work among women in their twenties for the two periods, 1968-73 and 1973-78. Educational attainment and fertility status are key determinants of hours worked among both blacks and whites, and husband's earnings are significantly associated with the hours of work of white wives. Over the course of the decade, there is a pattern among both whites and blacks of reduced impact on labor supply of being married and of husband's earnings, lesser effect of educational attainment among non-mothers and larger effects of schooling among mothers. There is a clear trend toward greater work activity among mothers, and it is the better- educated (high-wage) mothers who are leading the way.
Bibliography Citation
Shapiro, David and Frank L. Mott. "Effects of Selected Variables on Work Hours of Young Women." Monthly Labor Review 106,7 (July 1983): 31-34.