Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/115062
Authors: 
Bono, Emilia Del
Weber, Andrea
Winter-Ebmer, Rudolf
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
NRN Working Paper, NRN: The Austrian Center for Labor Economics and the Analysis of the Welfare State 1102
Abstract: 
We study the effect of job displacement on fertility in a sample of white collar women in Austria. Using instrumental variables methods we show that unemploy- ment incidence as such has no negative effect on fertility decisions, but the very fact of being displaced from a career-oriented job has; fertility rates for women affected by a plant closure are signiffcantly below those of a control group, even after six years.
Subjects: 
fertility
unemployment
plant closings
human capital
JEL: 
J13
J64
J65
J24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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