Labor Supply, Hours Constraints and Job Mobility

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Joseph G. Altonji

Yale University - Economic Growth Center; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Yale University - Cowles Foundation

Christina H. Paxson

Princeton University; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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Date Written: October 1990

Abstract

If hours can be freely varied within jobs, the effect on hours of changes in preferences for those who do change jobs should be similar to the effect on hours for those who do not change jobs. Conversely, if employers restrict hours choices, then changes in preferences should affect hours more strongly when the job changes than when it does not change. For a sample of married women we find that changes in many of the labor supply preference variables produce much larger effects on hours when the job changes.

Suggested Citation

Altonji, Joseph G. and Paxson, Christina H., Labor Supply, Hours Constraints and Job Mobility (October 1990). NBER Working Paper No. w3474. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=987267

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Christina H. Paxson

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