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Labor Supply, Hours Constraints and Job Mobility

Joseph G. Altonji, Christina H. Paxson

NBER Working Paper No. 3474
Issued in October 1990
NBER Program(s):   LS

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.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w3474

Published: Journal of Labor Economics, vol. 6, no. 2, April 1988, pp. 254-276 Journal of Human Resources, 27, no. 2 (Spring 1992): . p 256-278 citation courtesy of

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