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Sibling-sex composition and its effects on fertility and labor supply of Greek mothers

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  • Daouli, Joan
  • Demoussis, Michael
  • Giannakopoulos, Nicholas

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Using Greek census data and applying IV-estimation techniques [Angrist, J., and Evans, W., 1998, Children and their parents' labor supply: evidence from exogenous variation in family size, American Economic Review, 88(3) 450-577.], we investigate whether the sex composition of children identifies the causal effect of fertility on maternal employment. Sibling-sex composition appears to be a rather weak instrument in Greece, a low-fertility/low-employment country.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 102 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3 (March)
Pages: 189-191

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:102:y:2009:i:3:p:189-191

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Keywords: Fertility Female employment Instrumental variables Greece;

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  1. Joshua D. Angrist & William N. Evans, 1996. "Children and Their Parents' Labor Supply: Evidence from Exogenous Variation in Family Size," NBER Working Papers 5778, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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  1. Magnus Hatlebakk, 2012. "Son-preference, number of children, education and occupational choice in rural Nepal," CMI Working Papers 8, CMI (Chr. Michelsen Institute), Bergen, Norway.
  2. Karbownik, Krzysztof & Myck, Michal, 2012. "For some mothers more than others: how children matter for labour market outcomes when both fertility and female employment are low," Working Paper Series, Center for Labor Studies, Uppsala University, Department of Economics 2012:17, Uppsala University, Department of Economics.
  3. Hirvonen, Lalaina, 2009. "The Effect of Children on Earnings Using Exogenous Variation in Family Size: Swedish Evidence," Working Paper Series 2/2009, Swedish Institute for Social Research.
  4. Anna Baranowska, 2013. "The family size effects on female employment. Evidence from the “natural experiments” related to human reproduction," Working Papers 57, Institute of Statistics and Demography, Warsaw School of Economics.
  5. Darío Tortarolo, 2014. "Female Labor Supply and Fertility. Causal Evidence for Latin America," CEDLAS, Working Papers, CEDLAS, Universidad Nacional de La Plata 0166, CEDLAS, Universidad Nacional de La Plata.

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