College of Osteopathic Medicine Faculty Articles

Title

Gender Differences in the Labor Supply Function of U.S. Pharmacists

Publication Title

Journal of Pharmaceutical Finance Economics & Policy

Volume

16

Issue

2

Date of original Performance / Presentation

January 2008

Publication Date / Copyright Date

1-1-2008

First Page

87

Last Page

110

DOI Number

10.1300/J371v16n02-06

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to measure the effect on male and female pharmacists' labor supply of intrinsic, situation, and opinion variables hypothesized to configure income-leisure choices. Separate least-squares equations, containing the same explanatory variables, are estimated using a nationwide sample of 456 men and 245 women. The empirical evidence shows that, compared to men, the supply of labor of female pharmacists is influenced in some instances by different forces and, in other instances, by the same forces but to a different extent. The labor supply functions are fairly inelastic and the income effect is stronger than the substitution effect for both genders.

Disciplines

Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences | Osteopathic Medicine and Osteopathy

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