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Schooling, fertility and the labour market experience of married women

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  • Geraint Johnes

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A model of career path choice is constructed for a sample of women taken from the 1991 US National Household Education Survey. This allows for simultaneity and selection effects in the relationship between regime choice and earning. It is established that, inter alia, expected earnings have a significant impact on the career path and the hours of work chosen by American women. The role played by formal schooling and by childrearing in the determination of carrier path is highlighted, and implications are discussed.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Economics.

Volume (Year): 31 (1999)
Issue (Month): 5 ()
Pages: 585-592

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  3. D G R Soopramanien & G Johnes, 2000. "A new look at gender effects in participation and occupation choice," Working Papers 539688, Lancaster University Management School, Economics Department.
  4. D. Yuhong & G. Johnes, 2003. "Influence of expected wages on occupational choice: new evidence from Inner Mongolia," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 10(13), pages 829-832.
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