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dc.contributor.authorHeizler, Odeliaen_US
dc.contributor.authorKimhi, Ayalen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-10en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-15T07:50:56Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-15T07:50:56Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201206146555-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/58684-
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyzes the effect of family composition, and in particular the number of children, the age gap between the oldest and youngest child and the age of the youngest child, on parents' involvement in social networks. The predictions of a simple theoretical model are confirmed by an empirical analysis of Israeli Social Survey data for 2002-2006. The number of children has a U -shaped effect on parents' involvement in social networks, with substantial differences between fathers and mothers. The negative effect is dominant on the mothers' involvement in social networks, while the positive effect is dominant on the father's involvement in social networks. The age gap between children has a positive effect on both parents' involvement in social networks, while the age of the youngest child has a positive effect on the father's involvement in social networks. These results imply that social network considerations might be important for fertility decisions.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6380en_US
dc.subject.jelJ12en_US
dc.subject.jelJ13en_US
dc.subject.jelD85en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordsocial networksen_US
dc.subject.keywordfamily compositionen_US
dc.subject.keywordchildrenen_US
dc.subject.stwFamiliensoziologieen_US
dc.subject.stwVäteren_US
dc.subject.stwMütteren_US
dc.subject.stwSoziales Netzwerken_US
dc.subject.stwIsraelen_US
dc.titleDoes family composition affect social networking?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn715544160en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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