Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/65996
Authors: 
Rondinelli, Concetta
Zizza, Roberta
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
ISER Working Paper Series 2011-04
Abstract: 
The negative association between fertility and female labour supply is complicated by the endogeneity of fertility. We address this problem by using an exogenous variation in family size caused by infertility shocks, related to the fact that nature prevents some women from achieving their desired fertility levels. Despite a widely-documented reduction of female labour supply around childbirth, using the SHIW we find that this effect dissipates over time, with some signs of penalties relating to job quality and careers. Results are confirmed by exploiting the Birth Survey, with insights of a different impact according to the age of the child.
Subjects: 
participation
children
motherhood
female employment rate
Italy
JEL: 
J13
J22
C25
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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