Womenâ€™s Labor Force Attachment and Childbearing in Finland
AbstractThis paper analyzes the impact of womenâ€™s economic activity, earnings and take-up of child home care allowance on childbearing, using a ten percent sample from a longitudinal register data set that covers the entire female population of reproductive age in Finland in 1988-2000. Results show that a womanâ€™s economic activity and income were positively correlated with entry into motherhood and to a lesser extent with having a second child. This supports the notion of a common pattern of this relationship in the Nordic countries. In the light of Finlandâ€™s rollercoaster economic development in the 1990s, the effects of a change in female population composition by economic characteristics on the fertility trend were small.
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Volume (Year): 3 (2004)
Issue (Month): 8 (April)
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education; employment; family policy; fertility; fertility determinants; Finland; unemployment;
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- J1 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics
- Z0 - Other Special Topics - - General
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