ERIC Number: ED033199
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Women Who Work: Part I, the Relative Importance of Age, Education and Marital Status for Participation in the Labour Force. Special Labour Force Studies No. 5.
Allingham, John D.
This paper is intended to provide a systematic treatment of some hypotheses relating to labor force participation determinants, and an illustration of the relative importance of age, education, and marital status for female participation. Marital status, education, and age have all been shown to affect participation rates. On an impressionistic basis, marital status has been shown to have a greater effect than education, which in turn has a greater impact than age. Although age is of least importance, there is evidence of a pattern in its effect. Within "high" and "low" education groups of single females, age is roughly related in an inverse manner to participation. The pattern for married women is more complex. Within each of the educational groups, the top three rates relate to those aged 40 to 44, 45 to 49, and 50 to 54--ages at which labor force re-entry occurs, after the prime child-bearing-and-care years. (JK)
Publications Distribution, Dominion Bureau of Statistics, Ottawa, Canada ($.75)
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Sponsor: Dominion Bureau of Statistics, Ottawa (Ontario). Special Manpower Studies and Consultation Div.
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