ERIC Number: ED053300
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Married Female Labour Force Participation: A Micro Study. Special Labour Force Studies Series B, No. 4.
Spencer, Byron G.; Featherstone, Dennis C.
This study investigates the role of several important factors in terms of their influence on the supply of married women in Canada's labor force. The factors include income, child status, region of residence, family, holdings of assets and debts, labor force status of the husband, presence of other adults in the family, and residence in a metropolitan area. The data were obtained from a survey taken in April and May of 1964, and included 6,401 returns from non-farm families and unattached individuals. Some findings were: (1) Married women are less likely to be in the labor force as their level of family income goes up, (2) The presence of a pre-school child is a very strong deterrent to the mother's labor force participation, (3) For the youngest group of married women the region of residence is not a significant influence, but for older women it becomes increasingly significant, and (4) A wife is much more likely to be in the labor force if the husband is unemployed than if he is employed. (GEB)
Descriptors: Cross Sectional Studies, Demography, Economic Factors, Employed Women, Employment Patterns, Family Influence, Foreign Countries, Labor Force, Occupational Surveys, Statistical Analysis
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Authoring Institution: Dominion Bureau of Statistics, Ottawa (Ontario). Special Manpower Studies and Consultation Div.