By Layard D., Ashenfelter O.

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5. Life-cycle models All the models outlined above have been static, one-period descriptions of behavior. An important development in research on labor supply over the past for work" parameters is independent of the unemployment experiences of these men; that is, those men with greater tastes for leisure will tend to take longer or more frequent spells of unemployment. Then, if industry, occupation, and local unemployment rates are correlated with the unemployment experiences of individual men (as Ham maintains), then these unemployment rates must also be correlated with the utility function parameters imbedded in the error term of the hours of work equation.

E. they suppress e) and of his budget constraint, but assuming that there are errors in measuring hours of work, errors that are distributed independently of p, w, y, and A. 4. Restrictions on hours of work by employers The models=described to this point are characterized by the fact that an individual faces a budget constraint covering all possible hours of work. As mentioned at the beginning of the previous section, this does not necessarily 37If at a higher level of income, another segment of the budget constraint existed with a lower net wage than w2 (a kink that bent out would exist), the direct utility function at this kink would have to be evaluated.

15) provides a structural explanation for this association. Ch. 1: Labor Supply of Men 43 m u s t h a v e c o n s i d e r a b l e a p p e a l to the p r o f e s s i o n . 41 U n f o r t u n a t e l y , it is n o t so s t r a i g h t f o r w a r d a m a t t e r for, a c c o r d i n g to t h e v i e w t h a t " m e a s u r e d u n e m p l o y m e n t is s i m p l y a n o t h e r n a m e for v o l u n t a r y n o n - m a r k e t t i m e " , t h e d u r a t i o n o f u n e m p l o y m e n t r e p r e s e n t s o n e p a r t o f the i n d i v i d u a l ' s o p t i m a l a l l o c a t i o n of t i m e a n d i n c o m e a n d , as such, is j o i n t l y d e t e r m i n e d w i t h h o u r s o f w o r k a n d c o m m o d ity c o n s u m p t i o n .

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