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Employment Contract Matching: An Analysis of Dual Earner Couples and Working Households.

By Sarah B. Brown, Lisa Farrell and John G. Sessions

Abstract

We explore the significance of intra-couple and intra -household influences on three broad types of employment contracts: self-employment, performance related pay, and salaried employment. Individuals may pool income risk with their partners by holding a diversified portfolio of employment contracts, introducing intra-household risk pooling. Alternatively, employment contract matching may occur whereby individuals within couples or households are employed under similar contracts. Our empirical analysis, based on cross-section data drawn from the British Family Expenditure Surveys 1996 to 2000, provides evidence of employment contract matching both within dual earner couples and, to a lesser extent, in the context of working household members

Topics: Dual Earner Couples, Employment Contract Matching, Self-employment, Assortative Mating
Publisher: Dept. of Economics, University of Leicester.
Year: 2001
OAI identifier: oai:lra.le.ac.uk:2381/4359

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