Married Women’s Labor Force Behavior and Families’ Recreation Expenditure
The entertainment and recreation industry is an emerging industry, and boosts the economy in an unprecedented way. Married women’s labor force participation affects household behaviors in many ways, including the recreation expenditure. This research studies how married women’s labor force behaviors, including employment status, working hours, and wages, will affect their families’ recreational expenditures. The Panel Studies of Income Dynamics, combined with the censored regression and the propensity score matching model, are used to measure the effects. The results suggest that reducing working hours by providing flexible hours, and increasing the wage rate would increase household recreational expenditures, and promote the entertainment industry in the economy.
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Hua, Qiuchi (Georgetown University, 2014)This paper analyzes the relationship between labor force participation of married women and family income. This study tests the hypothesis that in the United States, the probability of becoming a full-time housewife is ...