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dc.contributor.authorDel Boca, Danielaen_US
dc.contributor.authorPasqua, Silviaen_US
dc.contributor.authorPronzato, Chiaraen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-05en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:31:25Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:31:25Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35007-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we explore the impact of social policies and labour market characteristics on women's decisions regarding work and childbearing, using data from the European Community Household Panel (ECHP). We estimate the two decisions jointly and, in addition to personal characteristics, include variables related to the childcare system, parental leave arrangements, family allowances, and labour market flexibility. Our empirical results show that a non-negligible portion of the differences in participation and fertility rates for women from different European countries can be attributed to the characteristics of these institutions, and that the environmental effects vary by educational level. While labour market arrangements, such as part-time opportunities (when well-paid and protected), have a larger impact on the outcomes of women with higher educational levels, childcare and optional parental leaves have a larger impact on the fertility and participation decisions of women at lower educational levels.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 3303en_US
dc.subject.jelJ11en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordEmploymenten_US
dc.subject.keywordfertilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordchildcareen_US
dc.subject.keywordparental leaveen_US
dc.subject.stwFrauenerwerbst├Ątigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsniveauen_US
dc.subject.stwFruchtbarkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsmarktflexibilisierungen_US
dc.subject.stwKinderbetreuungen_US
dc.subject.stwSozialpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwErziehungsurlauben_US
dc.subject.stwEU-Staatenen_US
dc.titleMarket work and motherhood decisions in contextsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn559459408en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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