Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/65974
Authors: 
Tavares, Lara Patrício
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
ISER Working Paper Series 2010-17
Abstract: 
Using data from the British Household Panel Survey, this paper assesses the in uence of personality traits on the timing of motherhood and investigates whether, and in what way, personality traits can explain the differences in maternity timing between more and less educated women. We estimate a log-logistic model of the time to first child birth and show that there is a statistically significant relationship between the Big Five personality traits and timing to motherhood. The results also show that within the more educated group, women who have an average to high score on Openness have lower hazards of childbirth.
Subjects: 
childbearing postponement
time to first childbirth
personality traits
Big Five
JEL: 
J13
I21
Z0
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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