Spousal Work Schedules and Maternal Employment

Katherine R Genadek

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The decision to enter the labor force for mothers is based on a variety of factors that includes characteristics of spouses. Husbands work schedules, work hours, and flexibility of work time will play an important roll in this decision to enter the labor force, and additionally, in the decision to work part-time or a set number of hours. This paper uses detailed time-dairy and work schedules data to investigate the relationship between husbands work schedules and maternal employment. Preliminary results suggest that married women with children are less likely to participate in the labor force when their husbands finish work after 6:00pm when compared to husbands that finish work before 6:00pm.
Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


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