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The impact of labour market status on second and higher-order births. A comparative study of Denmark, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom

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dc.contributor.author Baizán, Pau
dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament de Ciències Polítiques i Socials
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-11T01:51:09Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-11T01:51:09Z
dc.date.issued 2005-12
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/2072/2046
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/267
dc.description.abstract This paper investigates the effects of women‘s labour force participation on fertility, as well as the effects of the combined labour force participation of both members of a couple. It specifically focuses on such dimensions as unemployment, earnings, temporary contracts and part-time jobs, and it shows that their effects differ in accordance with national institutions and labour market regulations. Event-history methods and a longitudinal sample of the European Community Household Panel are used in the analyses, concerning the years 1993-2000. The results show that labour market insecurity of one or both members of a couple has a particularly strong impact in reducing birth rates in the Southern European countries studied. The more conventional model of men’s employment combined with housewifery has a positive impact on second or higher order births in United Kingdom, Spain and Italy, while in Denmark the effect is the opposite. These differences are consistent with different national models of combining parental responsibilities and participation by gender across the life course.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries DemoSoc working papers; 11
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dc.subject.other Fecunditat humana -- Europa
dc.subject.other Dones -- Treball
dc.subject.other Treball, Mercat de
dc.subject.other Estat del benestar
dc.subject.other Política social
dc.title The impact of labour market status on second and higher-order births. A comparative study of Denmark, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper
dc.date.modified 2012-07-10T07:27:34Z


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