Labor-force participation of older married women.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This article utilizes the 1969, 1971, and 1973 waves of the Longitudinal Retirement History Study (LRHS) to examine stopping work by working wives of respondents. Different patterns of labor-force participation reveal that younger wives of respondents were more likely to work than were older wives. Most wives did not reenter the labor force after leaving it. The determinants of stopping or continuing work in 1969-73 for those wives who worked in 1969 were also examined. Although the patterns were somewhat different for younger wives, two factors stand out: Coverage of the wife by a private pension plan and providing for children or elderly parents have substantial effects on the probability of continuing work.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Henretta, JC; O'Rand, AM

Published Date

  • August 1, 1980

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 43 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 10 - 16

PubMed ID

  • 7423356

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1937-4666

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0037-7910


  • eng