Accession Number : ADA114926

Title :   Labor Market Characteristics and the Labor Force Participation of Individuals,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Stolzenberg,Ross M ; Waite,Linda J

PDF Url : ADA114926

Report Date : Nov 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : If there is a distinctively sociological perspective on human behavior, it is one that is highly sensitive to the way that seemingly individual-level processes are shaped and conditioned by the cultural (e.g., Durkheim, 1895) or material l(e.g., Marx and Engels, 1922) conditions of the collectivities in which people live. In its most distilled form, this perspective focuses neither on the properties or collectivities nor on the characteristics of individuals, but on the interaction between individual and collective phenomena in shaping the actions of individuals. In this paper, we apply this perspective to the analysis of married women's labor force participation. At the theoretical level, we formulate a set of hypotheses about the ways in which demographic and economic characteristics of labor markets intensify or weaken the impact of married women's individual characteristics on their individual probabilities of labor force participation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Labor markets, *Women, Models, Demography, Income, Children, Costs, Tables(Data)

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE