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Fatherhood, marriage and male labor market outcomes

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  • Kotyrlo, Elena

    (HSE University, Moscow, Russian Federation)

  • Bulgakov, Ilya

    (HSE University, Moscow, Russian Federation)

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We explore the relationship between fatherhood and marriage and male labour outcomes. We challenge the direction of causality. The difference in differences method for three periods (before, per year, and after an event in family life) allows establishing whether changes in family life follow changes in work life or vice versa. The results are obtained using data from RLMS-HSE for individuals and households in the period 2014–2017. We find limited confirmation of individual effects. They can be attributed to both direct and inverse relationships between male labour outcome and changes in family life.

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  • Kotyrlo, Elena & Bulgakov, Ilya, 2021. "Fatherhood, marriage and male labor market outcomes," Applied Econometrics, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), vol. 62, pages 125-143.
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    Keywords

    fatherhood premium; marriage premium; first childbirth; wage; difference-in-differences;
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    JEL classification:

    • J12 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Marriage; Marital Dissolution; Family Structure
    • J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials

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