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Why are married women working more? Some macroeconomic explanations

Aubhik Khan ()

Business Review, 2004, issue Q4, 16-25

Abstract: What accounts for the sharp increase in the number of hours worked by married women? Although the number of hours worked per person in the U.S. has changed very little over the past 60 years, the labor force has undergone some pronounced shifts over that same period. One prominent change is this sharp increase. In \\"Why Are Married Women Working More? Some Macroeconomic Explanations,\\" Aubhik Khan discusses how the composition of the labor force has changed since 1945, how women's work in the marketplace has increased so dramatically, and how macroeconomists explain these changes.

Keywords: Employment (Economic theory); Women - Employment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2004
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