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Female job satisfaction: can we explain the part-time puzzle? (2016)
Journal Article
Bridges, S., & Owens, T. (2017). Female job satisfaction: can we explain the part-time puzzle?. Oxford Economic Papers, 69(3), doi:10.1093/oep/gpw064. ISSN 0030-7653

Although it is generally accepted that women who work part-time are, on average, more satisfied in their jobs than their full-time counterparts, this is unlikely to be true for all women. Using the British Household Panel Survey we estimate the deter... Read More

Youth unemployment and earnings in Africa: evidence from Tanzanian retrospective data (2016)
Journal Article
Bridges, S., Fox, L., Gaggero, A., & Owens, T. (2016). Youth unemployment and earnings in Africa: evidence from Tanzanian retrospective data. Journal of African Economies, doi:10.1093/jae/ejw020. ISSN 0963-8024

We exploit a unique data set of individual labour market histories in urban Tanzania to estimate the effect of early labour market experiences on adult labour market outcomes. We consider four labour market entry states—wage employment, self-employme... Read More

Household finances, income shocks and family separation in Britain (2016)
Journal Article
Bridges, S., & Disney, R. (2016). Household finances, income shocks and family separation in Britain. Economic Inquiry, 54(1), doi:10.1111/ecin.12259. ISSN 0095-2583

We examine the effect of household financial indebtedness on the incidence of partnership dissolution using a large survey of families with children in Britain. We use detailed data on household finances to provide a robust statistical analysis of th... Read More

Should they stay or should they go? Attitudes towards immigration in Europe (2014)
Journal Article
Bridges, S., & Mateut, S. (2014). Should they stay or should they go? Attitudes towards immigration in Europe. Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 61(4), doi:10.1111/sjpe.12051. ISSN 0036-9292

This paper examines the main determinants of individual attitudes towards immigration in Europe. Our results suggest that both economic and non-economic variables shape attitudes towards immigration, but the relative importance of these factors depen... Read More