Labour supply, health and caring : evidence from the UK

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Title: Labour supply, health and caring : evidence from the UK
Authors: Madden, David (David Patrick)
Walker, Ian
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Date: Nov-1999
Online since: 2009-01-06T16:36:27Z
Abstract: This paper investigates the impact of own-health,and that of others, on individual labour supply. We estimate a model of hours of caring and hours of work using a large micro dataset of UK households. We find that own ill health has a negative effect on wages for men but not women; being a carer has a negative effect on wages for women but not men; and that unobservables associated with caring are positively correlated with wages for men but not for women. We also find that own ill health has a strong negative effect on the labour supply of both men and women and a negative effect on their supply of caring. We also find that hours caring are responsive to wages for women.
Funding Details: European Commission's Training and Mobility of Researchers programme, grant no. ERBFMBICT971973; Keele Research Initiative Scheme
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Economics
Series/Report no.: UCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Series; WP99/28
Copyright (published version): UCD Centre for Economic Research 1999
Keywords: Labour supplyHealthDisability
Subject LCSH: Labor supply--Great Britain
Employees--Health and hygiene
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Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Geary Institute Research Collection
Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers

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