Explaining Changes in Female Labour Supply in a Life-cycle Model

  title={Explaining Changes in Female Labour Supply in a Life-cycle Model},
  author={Orazio Attanasio and Hamish Low and Virginia Sanchez-Marcos},
In this paper we study the life cycle labour force participation of three cohorts of American women: those born in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. We …rst document the large shifts in labour supply behaviour and the patterns of observed wages among these three cohorts. Our focus is on the increase in the labour supply of mothers between the 1940s and 1950s cohorts. We construct a life cycle model with endogenous female labour force participation, consumption and saving choices to search for an… CONTINUE READING
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