Why Are More Women Working in Britain?

  title={Why Are More Women Working in Britain?},
  author={Heather Joshi and Richard Layard and Susan J. Owen},
  journal={Journal of Labor Economics},
  pages={S147 - S176}
In Britain, female labor force participation rose steadily from the Second World War to 1977. To explain this, we estimate a pooled time-series, cross-section supply function for single-year age groups of women. The life-cycle pattern is explained quite well by the presence of children. At a second stage we try to explain the rising level of the cohort intercepts estimated at the first stage. Real wage growth may be an explanatory factor, as cross-section evidence suggests it should be. Finally… 
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