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dc.contributor.authorTroske, Kenneth R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorVoicu, Alexandruen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:14:41Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:14:41Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20515-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper we estimate the causal effect of children on the labor supply of women using panel data on women from the 1979 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY79). We examine the effect of children both prior to and after birth as well as how the effect of children varies with the number of children. We also decompose the total effect of children into the direct and indirect components and separately examine the dynamics of these components. Sequential participation decisions for four levels of labor market involvement and fertility decisions are jointly modeled. We allow decisions to be correlated in a general fashion both across time and across choices. The estimation is performed using Markov chain Monte Carlo methods. We find that children have a strong effect on a women's labor market behavior in both the pre- and post-birth period. We also find that both the direct and indirect effects are large immediately after the birth of a child but that the indirect effect declines quickly over time. The effects of children vary by education and race.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 1251en_US
dc.subject.jelJ22en_US
dc.subject.jelJ13en_US
dc.subject.jelC15en_US
dc.subject.jelC11en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordfemale labor supplyen_US
dc.subject.keywordmultivariate probit modelen_US
dc.subject.keywordGibbs sampleren_US
dc.subject.stwFrauenerwerbstätigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwKinderbetreuungen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsangeboten_US
dc.subject.stwFamilienökonomiken_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwVereinigte Staatenen_US
dc.titleJoint Estimation of Sequential Labor Force Participation and Fertility Decisions Using Markov Chain Monte Carlo Techniquesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn395905486en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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