The impact of childbirth on Spanish women’s decisions to leave the labor market

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dc.contributor.author Herrarte, Ainhoa
dc.contributor.author Moral Carcedo, Julián
dc.contributor.author Sáez, Felipe
dc.contributor.other UAM. Departamento de Análisis Económico, Teoría Económica e Historia Económica es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-12T12:55:43Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-12T12:55:43Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Review of Economics of the Household 10.3 (2012): 441-468 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1569-5239
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10486/666764 en
dc.description.abstract The present paper analyzes the effect of childbirth on Spanish women’s decisions to withdraw from paid work, defined here as the transition from employment to out of the labor force due to the requirements of household production. Decisions regarding fertility and labor market participation are interrelated and depend on individual and household characteristics, as well as external variables such as the availability of childcare services. We postulate that a female’s decision to leave the labor market is taken in a household context, and thus is the outcome which maximizes household welfare after taking into account the employment and earnings characteristics of all household members. We pay special attention to the effect of the male partner’s characteristics upon the female’s decision to withdraw from the labor market. Our empirical results show that in order to better define social and labor market policies on work and family reconciliation, increased attention should be paid to the job characteristics of males given their effect on the optimal assignment of tasks within the household following childbirth. en_US
dc.format.extent 28 pag.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Springer
dc.relation.ispartof Review of Economics of the Household en_US
dc.rights © Springer
dc.subject.other Labor market withdrawal en_US
dc.subject.other Employment transitions en_US
dc.subject.other Maternity decisions en_US
dc.subject.other Work and family reconciliation en_US
dc.subject.other Labor market policy en_US
dc.subject.other Childcare services en_US
dc.title The impact of childbirth on Spanish women’s decisions to leave the labor market en_US
dc.type article en_US
dc.subject.eciencia Economía es_ES
dc.subject.eciencia Sociología es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11150-012-9151-z
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s11150-012-9151-z
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 441
dc.identifier.publicationissue 3
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 468
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 10
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion en
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess en_US
dc.authorUAM Herrarte Sánchez, Ainhoa (258437)
dc.authorUAM Moral Carcedo, Julián (258679)


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