Cover: Conditional Labor Supply Functions.

Conditional Labor Supply Functions.

Published 1978

by John F. Cogan

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Three empirical procedures are developed for estimating the labor supply functions of two types of married males: those whose spouses work and those whose spouses do not. Each procedure is derived from the particular formulation of the underlying demand for time functions, and each yields differences in the estimated parameters between the two types of husbands. The procedures are quite general, however, and may be applied to a much wider class of problems, particularly to the estimation of demand functions in situations where at least some portion of the sample cannot vary the quantities of related goods consumed in response to variations in prices and income. Such situations often arise because of government-imposed rationing constraints on commodity consumption or because some commodities can only be purchased in large discrete quantities. 77 pp. Bibliog. (DGS)

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