Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/149245
Authors: 
Adda, Jérôme
Dustmann, Christian
Stevens, Katrien
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 6158
Abstract: 
We estimate a dynamic life-cycle model of labor supply, fertility and savings, incorporating occupational choices, with specific wage paths and skill atrophy that vary over the career. This allows us to understand the trade-off between occupational choice and desired fertility, as well as the sorting both into the labor market and across occupations. We quantify the life-cycle career costs associated with children, how they decompose into loss of skills during interruptions, lost earnings opportunities and selection into more child-friendly occupations. We analyze the long-run effects of policies that encourage fertility and show that they are considerably smaller than short-run effects.
Subjects: 
fertility
labor supply
occupation
dynamic structural model
gender wage gap
JEL: 
J13
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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