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CLASH OF CAREER AND FAMILY: FERTILITY DECISIONS AFTER JOB DISPLACEMENT

Del Bono, Emilia and Weber, Andrea and Winter-Ebmer, Rudolf (2012) 'CLASH OF CAREER AND FAMILY: FERTILITY DECISIONS AFTER JOB DISPLACEMENT.' Journal of the European Economic Association, 10 (4). pp. 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
Additional Information: Source info: , Vol. , pp. -, 2008
Uncontrolled Keywords: J13; J64; J65; J24
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Women
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2013 15:41
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:24
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/7080

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