Labour Force Participation and Marital Fertility of Italian Women: The Role of Education
AbstractThis 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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Education; Italy; fertility; labour force participation; women;
Other versions of this item:
- Massimiliano Bratti, 2003. "Labour force participation and marital fertility of Italian women: The role of education," Journal of Population Economics, Springer, vol. 16(3), pages 525-554, 08.
- Bratti, Massimiliano, 2002. "Labour Force Participation and Marital Fertility of Italian Women: The Role of Education," Royal Economic Society Annual Conference 2002 34, Royal Economic Society.
- J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
- J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
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