Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/149802
Authors: 
Berger, Eva M.
Haywood, Luke
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 887
Abstract: 
This paper investigates the effect of locus of control (LOC) on the length of mothers' employment break after childbirth. Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP), duration data reveals that women with an internal LOC return to employment more quickly than women with an external LOC.We find that this effect is particularly pronounced in jobs in which the penalties in terms of lower wage growth are highest. We thus argue that the effect of LOC on return is mainly related to differential appreciation of the career costs of longer maternity leave.
Subjects: 
Locus of Control
Noncognitive Skills
Personality
Maternal Employment
Female Labor Supply
Survival Analysis
JEL: 
J22
J24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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