Married women's allocation of time to employment and care of elderly parents

D. A. Wolf, B. J. Soldo

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Married women, who have been shown in past research to exhibit relatively elastic labor supply, constitute a group of particular interest with respect to decisions concerning time spent in parental care and time spent in market work. This paper presents estimates of a simultaneous-equations model of employment, hours of work and the provision of care to an older parent in the US. The results provide no evidence of reduced propensities to be employed, or of reduced conditional hours of work, due to the provision of parent care. These findings are consistent with other research on women's allocation of time to competing productive uses. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1259-1276
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Human Resources
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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