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Labour Force Participation and Marital Fertility of Italian Women: The Role of Education

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  • Massimiliano BRATTI

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    (Universit… di Milano, DEAS)

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This paper uses data from the 1993 Survey of Household Income and Wealth;conducted by the Bank of Italy in order to estimate a reduced form purist model;of female marital fertility and labour force participation. It focuses in particular on;the effect of formal education on both fertility and labour force participation, and;accounts for the potential endogeneity of education. Our estimates show that;increasing education up to the upper secondary level exerts ceteris paribus a positive;effect on marital fertility at ages 21-39 and that highly educated women postpone;fertility and have a higher labour market attachment.

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Paper provided by Universita' Politecnica delle Marche (I), Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali in its series Working Papers with number 154.

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