MoreWork, Less Kids - The Relationship Between Market Experience and Number of Children
The purpose of this study is to analyze if economic and social conditions have any impact on the number of children born by women in Sweden. The results support (not surprisingly) a negative correlation between women’s working experience and number of children. The results do also support the assumption that women with higher education have fewer children than women with lower. However, this holds only when non-completed fertility is analyzed. It is not valid for the group of women with completed fertility.
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