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Labour Force Participation of Mature Age Men in Australia: The Role of Spousal Participation

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Kostas Mavromaras and Rong Zhu

In this paper we estimate the interdependence of labour force participation decisions made by Australian couples from 2001 to 2011. We focus on couples with a mature age husband, and estimate the interdependence of the participation decision of the couple.

We fnd that the decision of a wife to work or not influences positively, and in a casual fasion, the decision of her husband to work or not.

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