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The Effect of Residential Location and Housing Unit Characteristics on Labor Force Participation of Childbearing Women in Indonesia: Using Twin Births As A Quasi-Natural Experiment

Yusuf Sofiyandi1 ()
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Yusuf Sofiyandi1: Institute for Economic and Social Research, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Indonesia

No 201822, LPEM FEBUI Working Papers from LPEM, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Indonesia

Abstract: I empirically investigated the influence of residential location and housing unit characteristics on the labor force participation of childbearing women by applying quasi-experimental methods and taking a developing country’s perspective – where the family size tends to grow faster. While the choices of residential location and housing unit characteristics are rarely exogenous, it is important to deal with the endogeneity problem. I use instrumental variable models, with twin births and gender composition as the exogenous sources of variation in the family size, and exploit an enormous micro dataset from the Indonesian Census Population 2010. Previous works of literature have examined the effect of twin birth on the female labor supply, but less attention given to the housing decision. This study provides new evidence of a forward-looking behavior about the residential location and housing consumption due to household size effects and shows that such behavior will most likely influence the female labor supply

Keywords: residential; location; —; housing; —; labor; force; —; childbearing; women; —; twin; births (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J01 J21 J22 R21 O18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-lab, nep-sea and nep-ure
Date: 2018-07, Revised 2018-07
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