Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this paper or follow this series

The Effect of Fertility on the Decision of Abandoning the Labour Market: The Case of Spain

Contents:

Author Info

  • Herrarte, Ainhoa

    ()
    (Departamento de Análisis Económico (Teoría e Historia Económica). Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

  • Moral Carcedo, Julian

    ()
    (Departamento de Análisis Económico: Teoría e Historia Económica. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

  • Sáez, Felipe

    ()
    (Departamento de Análisis Económico: Teoría e Historia Económica. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

Abstract

Taking into account the negative relationship between fertility and female labour participation due to the necessity of dedicating more time to childcare, in this paper we analyse, with a logit model and using microdata from the Spanish Labour Force Survey, the effect of having a newly born child on the woman’s decision to abandon the labour market, considering household characteristics and other economic variables which affect their labour participation decision. Our results show that having a newborn increases the woman’s probability of abandoning the labour market. We also find that this probability is reduced if there are any grandparents living in the household.

Download Info

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
File URL: http://www.uam.es/departamentos/economicas/analecon/especifica/mimeo/wp200711.pdf
Download Restriction: no

Bibliographic Info

Paper provided by Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain), Department of Economic Analysis (Economic Theory and Economic History) in its series Working Papers in Economic Theory with number 2007/11.

as in new window
Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2007
Date of revision:
Handle: RePEc:uam:wpaper:200711

Contact details of provider:
Postal: Francisco Tomás y Valiente, 5, 28049 Madrid
Phone: +34.91.497.42.92
Fax: +34.91.497.69.30
Email:
Web page: http://www.uam.es/departamentos/economicas/analecon/default.html
More information through EDIRC

Related research

Keywords: female labour transitions to inactivity; female activity rates; fertility; household production; reconcile work and family;

Find related papers by JEL classification:

This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

References

References listed on IDEAS
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
as in new window
  1. Alfonso Alba Ramírez & Gema Alvarez Llorente, 2004. "Actividad laboral de la mujer en torno al nacimiento de un hijo," Investigaciones Economicas, Fundación SEPI, vol. 28(3), pages 429-460, September.
Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

Citations

Lists

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

Statistics

Access and download statistics

Corrections

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:uam:wpaper:200711. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Raúl López-Pérez).

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.