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Longitudinal Study: HILDA
Title: Hours of Work and Gender Identity: Does Part-Time Work Make the Family Happier?
Authors: Van Ours, J 
Booth, A 
Institution: IZA
Publication Date: Dec-2005
Pages: 39
Keywords: gender identity
part-time work
Abstract: Taking into account inter-dependence within the family, we investigate the relationship between part-time work and happiness. We use panel data from the new Household, Income and Labor Dynamics in Australia Survey. Our analysis indicates that part-time women are more satisfied with working hours than full-time women. Partnered women’s life satisfaction is increased if their partners work full-time. Male partners’ life satisfaction is unaffected by their partners’ market hours but is increased if they themselves are working full-time. This finding is consistent with the gender identity hypothesis of Akerlof and Kranton (2000).
Research collection: Reports and technical papers
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