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Labour Market Participation

Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

In this chapter we analyse the labour market participation of NESB migrant women and draw a comparison with that of Australian-born women. Table 3.2 shows that based on the 1% sample of the 1996 Census, the participation for NESB women was 52.7% and 66.8% for Australian-born women. The models developed in this chapter investigate the extent to which this difference can be explained by a range of human capital and demographic variables.

In studies that analyse labour market participation probit and logit models are commonly used. In this study we use a probit model. It is unlikely that a logit model would produce results and insights different from those generated by a probit.1

Keywords

Labour Market Married Woman Interaction Variable Migrant Woman Labour Market Participation 
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© Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2008

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