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Carefree? : Participation and Pay Differentials for Informal Carers in Britain

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dc.creator Heitmüller, Axel
dc.creator Inglis, Kirsty
dc.date 2004
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-16T07:10:58Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-16T07:10:58Z
dc.date.issued 2013-10-16
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20539
dc.identifier ppn:396326269
dc.identifier.uri http://koha.mediu.edu.my:8181/xmlui/handle/10419/20539
dc.description A substantial proportion of working age individuals in Britain are looking after sick, disabled, and elderly people and combine work and caring responsibilities. Using the British Household Panel Study (BHPS) for the years 1991 to 2002 this paper studies the determinants of labour market participation as well as earnings differentials for informal carers and non-carers over time. In particular, the paper decomposes participation and wage differentials for non-carers and carers and shows that carers are systematically disadvantaged. Furthermore, opportunity costs from forgone wages and wage discrimination are estimated and found to be substantial.
dc.language eng
dc.relation IZA Discussion paper series 1273
dc.rights http://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen
dc.subject J31
dc.subject J70
dc.subject C23
dc.subject J40
dc.subject ddc:330
dc.subject decomposition
dc.subject fixed effects model
dc.subject Markov transition
dc.subject opportunity costs
dc.subject Familienpflege
dc.subject Arbeitsangebot
dc.subject Lohndifferenzierung
dc.subject Opportunitätskosten
dc.subject Schätzung
dc.subject Grossbritannien
dc.title Carefree? : Participation and Pay Differentials for Informal Carers in Britain
dc.type doc-type:workingPaper


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