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Job changes and hours changes: Understanding the path of labor supply adjustment

Blundell, R and Brewer, M and Francesconi, M (2008) 'Job changes and hours changes: Understanding the path of labor supply adjustment.' Journal of Labor Economics, 26 (3). 421 - 453. ISSN 0734-306X

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Abstract

We use British panel data to investigate single women's labor supply changes in response to three reforms that affected individuals' work incentives. We use these reforms to identify changes in labor supply. There is evidence of small hours of work effects for two of such reforms. A third reform in 1999 instead led to a significant increase in single mothers' hours of work. The mechanism by which the labor supply adjustments were made occurred largely through job changes rather than hours changes with the same employer. This is little over-all effect of the reforms on wages. © 2008 by The University of Chicago. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2012 10:31
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 18:12
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/2550

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