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Berulava, G. and Chikava, G.
The determinants of the household labour supply: a comparative study
Economic Education and Research Consortium Working Waper, 2011
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This paper aims to shed light on the determinants of household labor supply in Georgia by conducting comparative study and by applying the collective labor supply model. On the basis of data from Generations and Gender Survey (GGS) the authors tested parametric restrictions imposed by two alternative (unitary and collective) household labor supply models on Georgian, French and Romanian data sets. The comparison of household labor supply behavior and patterns reveals some similarities, but also several differences across countries. First, the study results suggest that own and partners wages, and distribution factors are important determinants of household labor supply in all countries in this study. Second, the authors found some similarities in the preference structures and in the impact of personal and demographic characteristics on the household behavioral patterns across countries. Third, the study results show that the labor supply patterns of households across countries differ substantially. Fourth, they find only partial support of the research hypothesis that restrictions of the collective model are valid for describing household labor supply in different labor market regimes. For France and Romania, the evidence supports appropriateness of the collective household labor supply model, while Georgian household labor behavior cannot be adequately described by either unitary or collective model.

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@article{Berulavab,
  author = {Berulava, G. and Chikava, G.},
  title = {The determinants of the household labour supply: a comparative study},
  year = {2011},
  journal = {Economic Education and Research Consortium Working Waper},
  volume = {11/13 E},
  pages = {33},
  url = {http://cloud2.gdnet.org/~research_papers/The%20determinants%20of%20household%20labor%20supply},
  timestamp = {19.04.2012},
  owner = {Barbuscia},
  abstract = {This paper aims to shed light on the determinants of household labor supply in Georgia by conducting comparative study and by applying the collective labor supply model. On the basis of data from Generations and Gender Survey (GGS) the authors tested parametric restrictions imposed by two alternative (unitary and collective) household labor supply models on Georgian, French and Romanian data sets. The comparison of household labor supply behavior and patterns reveals some similarities, but also several differences across countries. First, the study results suggest that own and partners wages, and distribution factors are important determinants of household labor supply in all countries in this study. Second, the authors found some similarities in the preference structures and in the impact of personal and demographic characteristics on the household behavioral patterns across countries. Third, the study results show that the labor supply patterns of households across countries differ substantially. Fourth, they find only partial support of the research hypothesis that restrictions of the collective model are valid for describing household labor supply in different labor market regimes. For France and Romania, the evidence supports appropriateness of the collective household labor supply model, while Georgian household labor behavior cannot be adequately described by either unitary or collective model.}
}

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