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Joint determinants of education enrolment and first birth timing in France and West Germany

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dc.contributor.author Baizán, Pau
dc.contributor.author Martín García, Teresa
dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament de Ciències Polítiques i Socials
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-11T01:51:11Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-11T01:51:11Z
dc.date.issued 2006-03
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/2072/2047
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/278
dc.description.abstract We examined the reciprocal influence between educational decisions and the timing of first births, using the Family and Fertility Surveys of France and West Germany. Since these two processes are potentially endogenous, we modelled them jointly, using event history models. We hypothesise that the reciprocal impact of educational and fertility careers, as well as the impact of the common determinants of both processes, are gender specific and context specific.The results show a significant endogeneity for women and men in both countries. This endogeneity is stronger for women than for men, while no substantial differences are found between the two countries. Removing this shared and unobserved heterogeneity, the results show a stronger reciprocal impact between the processes for women than for men. A similar impact of being enrolled in education on first birth in both countries is found, while the effect of the birth (and especially of the pregnancy) of the first child on terminating one’s education appeared to be more marked in West Gernany than in France.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries DemoSoc working papers; 12
dc.rights Aquest document està subjecte a una llicència d'ús de Creative Commons, amb la qual es permet copiar, distribuir i comunicar públicament l'obra sempre que se'n citin l'autor original, la universitat i el departament i no se'n faci cap ús comercial ni obra derivada, tal com queda estipulat en la llicència d'ús
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dc.subject.other Educació -- Europa
dc.subject.other Fecunditat humana -- Europa
dc.title Joint determinants of education enrolment and first birth timing in France and West Germany
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper
dc.date.modified 2012-07-10T07:27:34Z


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