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Natives and Migrants in Home Production: The Case of Germany

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  • Emanuele Forlani

    (University of Pavia and Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano)

  • Elisabetta Lodigiani

    (University of Padova and Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano)

  • Concetta Mendolicchio

    (Institute for Employment Research)

Abstract

In this paper, we assess the impact of international migration, and the induced homecare service labour supply shock, on fertility decisions and labour supply of native females in Germany. Specifically, we consider individual data of native women from the German Socio-Economic Panel and we merge them with the data on the share of female immigrants and other regional labour market characteristics. We find that an increase of the share of female immigrants at the local level induces women to work longer hours and positively affects the probability to have a child. This effect strengthens for (medium) skilled women and, among them, for women younger than 35 years of age. The negative change in household work attitude confirms the behavioural validity of our results.

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  • Emanuele Forlani & Elisabetta Lodigiani & Concetta Mendolicchio, 2016. "Natives and Migrants in Home Production: The Case of Germany," Development Working Papers 404, Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano, University of Milano, revised 21 Oct 2016.
  • Handle: RePEc:csl:devewp:404
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    1. Grass, Karen & Weber, Enzo, 2016. "EU 4.0 - Die Debatte zu Digitalisierung und Arbeitsmarkt in Europa," IAB Discussion Paper 201639, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany].

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    Keywords

    Female labour; time allocation; fertility; international migration;

    JEL classification:

    • J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers

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