On the links between employment, partnership quality, and the desire to have a first child
AbstractWe examine the impact of precarious work (low income and job security satisfaction) on the intention to have a first child. We consider a direct and an indirect effect; the latter is mediated by partnersâ€™ conflict behaviour, conflict level, and partnership quality. We assume that a satisfactory partnership is positively associated with the intention to have a first child. The analyses are based on a subsample of the German Generations and Gender Survey. For men we found a direct effect of income and an indirect effect of job security satisfaction on childbearing intentions, whereas for women no direct and only a weak indirect impact of precarious work could be observed.
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Volume (Year): 24 (2011)
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employment; fertility; partnerships;
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- J1 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics
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