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Clash of career and family: Fertility decisions after job displacement

Del Bono, E and Weber, A and Winter-Ebmer, R (2012) 'Clash of career and family: Fertility decisions after job displacement.' Journal of the European Economic Association, 10 (4). 659 - 683. ISSN 1542-4766

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Abstract

In this paper we investigate how career considerations may affect fertility decisions in the presence of a temporary employment shock. We compare the birth rates of women displaced by a plant closure with those of women unaffected by job loss after establishing the pre-displacement comparability of these groups. Our results reveal that job displacement reduces average fertility by 5%-10%, and that these effects are largely explained by the response of women in more skilled occupations. We offer an explanation of our results based on career interruptions of women. © 2012 by the European Economic Association.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Women
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2013 15:41
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2019 20:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/7080

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