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The Supply of Labor to Full-time and Part-time Nursing, by Fred A. Bellemore (May 1994)

A model incorporating a discrete full-time/part-time/do not work labor choice and decomposing labor supply into its full-time and part-time components was used to examine the increase in labor supplied by nurses (the increase per nurse on average) over the 1977-88 period. Both full-time and part-time supply increased. Full-time supply increased because the percentage of nurses who chose to work full-time increased (full-time hours worked, conditional on working full-time, stayed the same). Conversely, part-time supply increased because part-time hours worked, conditional on working part-time, increased (the percentage of nurses who chose to work part-time stated the same).

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