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Marriage, Children, and Labor Supply: Beliefs and Outcomes

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While a large literature is interested in the relationship between family and labor supply outcomes, little is known about the expectations of these objects at earlier stages. We examine these expectations, taking advantage of unique data from the Berea Panel Study. In addition to characterizing expectations, starting during college, the data details outcomes for ten years after graduation. Methodological contributions come from approaches to validate quality of survey expectations data and the recognition that expectations data, along with longitudinal data, can potentially help address endogeneity issues arising in the estimation of the causal effect of family on labor supply.

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  • Yifan Gong & Todd Stinebrickner & Ralph Stinebrickner, 2020. "Marriage, Children, and Labor Supply: Beliefs and Outcomes," University of Western Ontario, Centre for Human Capital and Productivity (CHCP) Working Papers 20207, University of Western Ontario, Centre for Human Capital and Productivity (CHCP).
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    • J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
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