The labour-force participation of the wives of unemployed men: Comparing Britain and West Germany using longitudinal data

@inproceedings{McGinnity2002TheLP,
  title={The labour-force participation of the wives of unemployed men: Comparing Britain and West Germany using longitudinal data},
  author={Frances McGinnity},
  year={2002}
}
When one partner in a couple becomes unemployed, one might suppose that the other partner will ¢nd a job to supplement the household income. However, previous research indicates the opposite of this ‘added worker’eiect in Britain, adding to rising concern about the growth of ‘workless’ households there. In this paper we test this ¢nding and investigate how it relates to welfare bene¢ts received by the unemployed, comparing two countries with diierent welfare systems, Britain and Germany. We… CONTINUE READING

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