Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/85532
Authors: 
Alders, Peter
Year of Publication: 
1998
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 98-127/3
Abstract: 
This paper examines the effect of differences in ability on the timing and number ofchildren. Higher skilled women have less disutility of labor and have relatively lessutility of raising children. Motherhood has a negative effect on the accumulation ofhuman capital by learning-by-doing and thereby on career perspectives. A decline infertility is explained without a quantity-quality shift.
Subjects: 
heterogeneity in skill level
number of children
timing childbearing
JEL: 
J13
J24
J22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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