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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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  • Daouli, Joan & Demoussis, Michael & Giannakopoulos, Nicholas, 2009. "Sibling-sex composition and its effects on fertility and labor supply of Greek mothers," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 102(3), pages 189-191, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:102:y:2009:i:3:p:189-191
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