Labour Force Participation and Marital Fertility of Italian Women: The Role of Education
This 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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