Unwilling or unable? Spatial and socio-economic restrictions on females' labour market access
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The effects of regional structures on both females' willingness to work and the probability of being employed for those willing to work are analysed. Special permission was granted to link regional data to individual respondents in the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP). Results of a bivariate probit model correcting for sample selection show that high regional unemployment discourages women from entering the labour market. Those willing to work find it easier to do so if they live in regions with low regional female unemployment rates, at a short distance from the next agglomeration, and - for mothers - with a high density of childcare provision.
Van Ham , M & Buechel , F 2006 , ' Unwilling or unable? Spatial and socio-economic restrictions on females' labour market access ' Regional Studies , vol 40 , no. 3 , pp. 345-357 . DOI: 10.1080/00343400600632663
This is the author's Post-print version (final draft post-refereeing as accepted for publication by the journal). The definitive, peer-reviewed and edited version of this article is published as: van Ham M. and Büchel F. (2006) Unwilling or Unable? Spatial and SocioEconomic Restrictions on Females' Labor Market Access. Regional Studies 40(3), 1-12. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00343400600632663
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