Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/150690
Authors: 
Sommerfeld, Katrin
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 143
Abstract: 
Female labor market activity is dependent on the presence and the age of a child, but how do the determinants develop in magnitude and significance with the child's age? Using German SOEP data from 1991 to 2006 for mothers with young children, the change in maternal labor supply when the child is one, two, and three years old is explicitly addressed. According to the tobit regression results for precise working hours, maternal labor supply becomes increasingly responsive to economic incentives - mainly to imputed wages - as the child grows.
Subjects: 
Female labor supply
childbirth
parental leave
JEL: 
J13
J22
D13
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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