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Mothers´ quest for Job Protection: Building the nest of breaking the gall ceiling?

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  • DANIEL FERNANDEZ

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Previous research has found that temporary contracts delay marriage and fertility in Spain. Using newly released administrative data we have studied the motivations behind the fertility delay that is associated with job protection. We have found that during the first five years after the birth of the first child, mothers in protected jobs were promoted less and their wages grew less (16 per cent) compared to those of mothers that had a fixed-term contract at the time of childbirth. The poor after-birth outcomes of mothers in protected jobs contrasts with their better performance before the birth of their children, with wages growing more rapidly than those of other women and other mothers

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  • Daniel Fernandez, 2009. "Mothers´ quest for Job Protection: Building the nest of breaking the gall ceiling?," Working Papers Economia wp09-03, Instituto de Empresa, Area of Economic Environment.
  • Handle: RePEc:emp:wpaper:wp09-03
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    1. Alfred D. Chandler, 1969. "Strategy and Structure: Chapters in the History of the American Industrial Enterprise," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, edition 1, volume 1, number 0262530090, January.
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    Gender gap; Motherhood wage penalty; Job protection; Fertility;

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