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Education and Second Birth Risks in Italy

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  • Luigi ALDIERI

    () (Department of Economic Studies 'Salvatore Vinci', University of Naples 'Parthenope' & Universite' Libre de Bruxelles)

  • Adriana BARONE

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  • Concetto Paolo VINCI

    () (Department of Economic and Statistical Sciences, University of Salerno)

Abstract

This paper investigates the role of women’s education in the transition towards having a second child in Italy by using the Longitudinal Investigation on Italian Families (ILFI). By implementing a simple event-history model, we find a negative effect of women’s education on the transition rate towards a second child. This phenomenon might be attributed to the ‘partner’ effect: according to this effect women often live with partners with the same level of education. The empirical investigation supports this effect. In order to test for the robustness of our empirical results, we estimate a model where we also consider employment status and being a Catholic. The results confirm the negative effect of a partner’s education, while the negative effect of female education vanishes.

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  • Luigi ALDIERI & Adriana BARONE & Concetto Paolo VINCI, 2010. "Education and Second Birth Risks in Italy," Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Sociali, Vita e Pensiero, Pubblicazioni dell'Universita' Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, vol. 118(4), pages 417-432.
  • Handle: RePEc:vep:journl:y:2010:v:118:i:4:p:417-432
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    Cited by:

    1. Martin Klesment & Allan Puur & Leen Rahnu & Luule Sakkeus, 2014. "Varying association between education and second births in Europe," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 31(27), pages 813-860, October.
    2. Aldieri, Luigi & Vinci, Concetto Paolo, 2011. "Education and fertility: an investigation on Italian families," MPRA Paper 31392, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Luigi Aldieri & Concetto Paolo Vinci, 2012. "Education and fertility: an investigation into Italian families," International Journal of Social Economics, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 39(4), pages 254-236, March.

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    Keywords

    Fertility; Human Capital; Education;

    JEL classification:

    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity

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