Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125343
Authors: 
Bratti, Massimiliano
Year of Publication: 
2015
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2015 [Issue:] 117
Abstract: 
The rise in the average age of women bearing their first child is a well-established demographic trend in recent decades. Postponed childbearing can have important consequences for the mother and, at a macro level, for the country as a whole. Research has focused on the effect postponing fertility has on the labor market outcomes for mothers and on the total number of children a woman has in her lifetime. Most research finds that postponing the first birth raises a mother’s labor force participation and wages but may have negative effects on overall fertility, especially in the absence of supportive family-friendly policies.
Subjects: 
fertility postponement
labor market outcomes
completed fertility
family-friendly policies
JEL: 
J1
J2
J3
J13
J22
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Document Type: 
Article

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