Female labor force participation

Description

Instructional dataset, N=753, cross-sectional labor force participation data Accompanying Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach, Jeffrey M. Wooldridge, South-Western College Publishing, (c) 2000 and Jeffrey M. Wooldridge, Econometric Analysis of Cross Section and Panel Data, MIT Press,(c) 2001.

Usage

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Format

This data frame contains the following variables (columns):

inlf

=1 if in labor force, 1975

hours

hours worked, 1975

kidslt6

# kids < 6 years

kidsge6

# kids 6-18

age

woman's age in yrs

educ

years of schooling

wage

estimated wage from earns., hours

repwage

reported wage at interview in 1976

hushrs

hours worked by husband, 1975

husage

husband's age

huseduc

husband's years of schooling

huswage

husband's hourly wage, 1975

faminc

family income, 1975

mtr

fed. marginal tax rate facing woman

motheduc

mother's years of schooling

fatheduc

father's years of schooling

unem

unem. rate in county of resid.

city

=1 if live in SMSA

exper

actual labor mkt exper

nwifeinc

(faminc - wage*hours)/1000

Details

Instructional dataset, N=753, cross-sectional labor force participation data Accompanying Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach, Jeffrey M. Wooldridge, South-Western College Publishing, (c) 2000 and Jeffrey M. Wooldridge, Econometric Analysis of Cross Section and Panel Data, MIT Press,(c) 2001.

Source

Datasets accessible from http://wooldridge.swcollege.com

References

Mroz, T.A. 1987. The Sensitiviy of an Empirical Model of Married Women's Hours of Work to Economic and Statistical Assumptions. Econometrica 55: 765-799.