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Job Displacement, Family Dynamics, and Spousal Labor Supply

Martin Halla, Julia Schmieder and Andrea Weber

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2020, vol. 12, issue 4, 253-87

Abstract: We study the effectiveness of intrahousehold insurance among married couples when the husband loses his job due to a mass layoff or plant closure. Empirical results based on Austrian administrative data show that husbands suffer persistent employment and earnings losses, while wives' labor supply increases moderately due to extensive margin responses. Wives' earnings gains recover only a tiny fraction of the household income loss, and in the short-term, public transfers and taxes are a more important form of insurance. We show that the presence of children in the household is a crucial determinant of the wives' labor supply response.

JEL-codes: D13 J12 J16 J22 J31 J63 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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