Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/95664
Authors: 
Del Bono, Emilia
Weber, Andrea
Winter-Ebmer, Rudolf
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
ISER Working Paper Series 2014-06
Abstract: 
In this paper we study the separate effects of unemployment and job displace- ment on fertility in a sample of white collar women in Austria. Using an instru- mental variables approach we show that unemployment incidence as such has no negative effect on fertility decisions, but the very fact of being displaced from a career-oriented job has. Fertility rates for women affected by a firm closure are significantly below those of a control group, even after six years, and this is so irrespective of the incidence or the duration of the associated unemployment spell.
Subjects: 
fertility
unemployment
firm closures
human capital
JEL: 
J13
J64
J65
J24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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