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Family Values and Labor Force Participation: Ireland in International Perspective

Evans, Murray; Kelley, J; Hayes, Bernadette C


The large-scale entry of married women into the workforce has been a striking feature of the postwar period, particularly in the United States, Britain, and other Anglo-Celtic nations. Theory implies that this should happen in all developed nations. But there is a counter-example: Ireland. To discover whether this is truly an exception, we analyze data from large, representative samples of Ireland, the USA, Britain, and Australia (pooled n=8,240). We find that Irish are not especially...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Gender Issues
DOI: 10.1007/s12147-999-0022-8


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