Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/177074
Authors: 
Picchio, Matteo
Pigini, Claudia
Staffolani, Stefano
Verashchagina, Alina
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers No. 11270
Abstract: 
We study the effect of childbirth and its timing on female labour market outcomes in Italy. The impact on yearly labour earnings and participation is traced up to 21 years since school completion by estimating a factor analytic model with dynamic selection into treatments. We find that childbearing, especially the first delivery, negatively affects female labour supply. Women having their first child soon after school completion are able to catch up with childless women only after 12–15 years. The timing matters, with minimal negative consequences observed if the first child is delayed up to 7–9 years after exiting formal education.
Subjects: 
dynamic treatment effect
discrete choice models
fertility
female labour supply
factor analytic model
JEL: 
C33
C35
J13
J22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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