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Author: Larson, Donald
Resulting in 3 citations.
1. Kalachek, Edward
Raines, Fredric Q.
Larson, Donald
The Determination of Labor Supply: A Dynamic Model
Industrial and Labor Relations Review 32,3 (April 1979): 367-737.
Also: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2522266
Cohort(s): Older Men
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Keyword(s): Family Background; Health/Health Status/SF-12 Scale; Work Attitudes; Work Hours

This paper specifies a model of labor supply change to test the sensitivity of static results and estimate the speed of labor supply response to discrepancies between actual and desired hours of work. Employing data from the 1966, 1969 and 1973 waves of the NLS of Older Men, the authors find that workers respond rapidly to changes in desired labor supply, fully adjusting actual hours within a two-year interval, but that pre-existing labor supply disequilibrium is liquidated more slowly. The authors infer that institutional constraints on hours are of limited importance but those imposed by area- or industry- specific demand fluctuations are of more importance.
Bibliography Citation
Kalachek, Edward, Fredric Q. Raines and Donald Larson. "The Determination of Labor Supply: A Dynamic Model." Industrial and Labor Relations Review 32,3 (April 1979): 367-737.
2. Larson, Donald
Components of Non-Market Time and Female Labor Supply Patterns
Final Report, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 1979
Cohort(s): Mature Women
Publisher: U.S. Department of Labor
Keyword(s): Children; Employment; Leisure; Work History

The study examines the determination of labor supply patterns (in terms of hours per week and weeks per year) for married women. The analysis proceeds by defining two distinct types of non-market time which are uniquely associated with the labor supply patterns. A theory of demand for these "leisure" components is developed and estimated empirically using data from the NLS of Mature Women ages 30-44. The results indicate that women are not indifferent to the pattern of work time and that their choices are related to a number of economic and demographic factors. In particular, annual weeks is found to have a substantially higher, positive elasticity than weekly hours.
Bibliography Citation
Larson, Donald. "Components of Non-Market Time and Female Labor Supply Patterns." Final Report, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 1979.
3. Larson, Donald
Toney, Michael B.
Direction of White/Nonwhite Migration and Occupational Mobility
Presented: San Diego, CA, Meetings of the Western Social Science Association, April 1984
Cohort(s): Young Men
Publisher: Western Social Science Association
Keyword(s): Discrimination; Discrimination, Racial/Ethnic; Migration; Mobility; Mobility, Occupational; Racial Differences; Rural/Urban Differences

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To explore the relationship between migration (measured in terms of metropolitan/nonmetropolitan origin and destination) and occupational mobility of young white and nonwhite U.S. labor force participants, data from the 1966-1976 NLS Young Men cohort were examined. The analytical procedure used treats each yearly interval as a separate unit of analysis for each individual, meaning that each respondent could contribute six distinct yearly units, called "person-years." The procedure identifies a unit of time for measuring whether an event occurs, while allowing the accumulation of information from previous units or times for analysis in relationship to the outcomes in the respective person-years. Analyses, both descriptive and multivariate, were done separately for whites and nonwhites and tended to support the notion that, for nonwhites especially, migration facilitates occupational mobility by circumventing structural discrimination at migration origin. Of the control variables (education, migration reversal years, age, and initial occupation), the mobility potential of the initial occupational status seemed to be a telling factor in the relationship for both whites and nonwhites.
Bibliography Citation
Larson, Donald and Michael B. Toney. "Direction of White/Nonwhite Migration and Occupational Mobility." Presented: San Diego, CA, Meetings of the Western Social Science Association, April 1984.