Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/70761
Authors: 
Hotchkiss, Julie L.
Pitts, M. Melinda
Walker, Mary Beth
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta 2011-2
Abstract: 
Utilizing linked vital statistics, administrative employer, and state welfare records, the analysis in this paper investigates the determinants of a woman's intermittent labor force decision at the time of a major life event: the birth of a child. The results indicate that both direct and opportunity labor market costs of exiting the workforce figure significantly into that decision. Further, the analysis reveals the importance of including information about the mother's prebirth job when making inferences about the role various demographics play in the intermittent labor force decision.
Subjects: 
labor supply behavior
intermittent
labor market exit
labor leisure choice model
JEL: 
J22
J13
J17
D01
D91
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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