Employment, family union and childbearing decisions in Great Britain
AbstractThe paper investigates the life-cycle relationship of work and family life in Britain based on the British Household Panel Survey. Using hazard regression techniques we estimate a five-equation model, which includes birth events, union formation, union dissolution, employment and non-employment events. We find that transitions in and out of employment for men are relatively independent of other transitions. In contrast, there are strong links between employment of females, having children and union formation. By undertaking a detailed microsimulations analysis, we show that different levels of labour force participation by females do not necessarily lead to large changes in fertility events. Changes in union formation and fertility events, in contrast, have larger effects on employment. Copyright 2006 Royal Statistical Society.
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Volume (Year): 169 (2006)
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- Arnstein Aassve & Simon Burgess & Matt Dickson & Carol Propper, 2004. "Employment, Family Union, and Childbearing Decisions in Great Britain," CASE Papers 084, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, LSE.
- Aassve, Arnstein & Burgess, Simon & Dickson, Matt & Propper, Carol, 2003. "Employment, Family Union and Childbearing Decisions in Great Britain," CEPR Discussion Papers 4011, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
- Arnstein Aassve & Simon Burgess & Carol Propper & Matt Dickson, 2003. "Employment, family union, and childbearing decisions in Great Britain," MPIDR Working Papers WP-2003-027, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany.
- J12 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Marriage; Marital Dissolution; Family Structure
- J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
- J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
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