Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/152401
Authors: 
Azimi, Ebrahim
Year of Publication: 
2015
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA Journal of Labor & Development [ISSN:] 2193-9020 [Volume:] 4 [Year:] 2015 [Issue:] 5 [Pages:] 1-11
Abstract: 
This paper estimates the effect of having children on labor force participation of mothers in urban Iranian areas. I exploit sex composition of children as an exogenous source of variation in family size to account for endogeneity of fertility. Using information from the Iranian Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) over three samples, namely, households with one and more, two and more, and three and more children, I find no significant effect of fertility on female labor force participation in Iran.
Subjects: 
Female labor force participation
Fertility
Children sex composition
Son preference
Instrumental variables
JEL: 
J13
J22
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article
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