ERIC Number: ED081976
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Model of the Household Supply of Labor over the Life Cycle: The Labor Supply Decision of Married School Teachers.
Gramm, Wendy Lee
We analyze the labor supply decision of married women, husband present, qualified to teach school. We are especially concerned with how the ages of children in the family affect the wife's supply of labor over time. We develop a utility-maximizing model of the household where household utility (a function of total consumption, leisure of the husband, leisure of the wife, and time) reflects the varying influence that children of different ages have on the household. This function is specified and household demand functions are derived. The data used in the empirical work are based on a survey of married women qualified to teach in the Chicago area. This survey is described in the study. Regression analysis and discriminant analysis are used to study the determinants of the wife's labor supply decision. Implications for policy are drawn in the concluding chapter of this study. (Author)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Doctoral Dissertations, Economic Research, Employed Women, Labor Supply, Marital Status, Models, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Supply and Demand, Women Faculty
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-200 513, MF $1.45, HC $3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL. Dept. of Economics.
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Northwestern Univ.