Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Professor, Research Institute of Economics and Management, Tehran, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Hakim Sabzevari University, Sabzevar, Iran


Married men are one of the main groups of labor market employed and therefore the study of their labor market behavior is one of the priorities of labor market policy. The present study attempts to identify the variables affecting the market working hours of married men with employed spouses based on the literature of the collective model (CM) of household labor supply. The research information is based on micro and cross-sectional data of Iran in 2018 and the statistical sample includes 724 married men living in urban and rural areas. The model was estimated using the generalized method of moments (GMM) and related tests. The results show that the labor supply function of married men is standard (the substitution effect is larger than the income effect) and the supply increases with wage but at diminishing rate. Also, married men with higher levels of education than their wives spend more leisure-living time. Also, working hours of married men with employed spouses decrease with age. Moreover, higher education and number of  children increase married men working hours.


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