Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/61213
Authors: 
Kind, Michael
Kleibrink, Jan
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 467
Abstract: 
This paper studies the effect of parenthood timing on future wages. Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), we employ an instrumental variable approach to identify the causal effect of delaying parenthood on wages of mothers and fathers. Consistent with previous studies, we provide evidence for a positive delaying effect on wages. We further study the underlying mechanisms of the wage premium, paying particular attention to the relationship between career stage and fertility timing. We find that delaying parenthood by one additional year during the career implies a wage premium of 7%.
Subjects: 
Fertility
Wage Differentials
Career Path
JEL: 
J13
J24
J31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
432.38 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.