The Career Costs of Children

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dc.contributor.author ADDA, Jérôme
dc.contributor.author DUSTMANN, Christian
dc.contributor.author STEVENS, Katrien
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-19T13:09:37Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-19T13:09:37Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.issn 1725-6704
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1814/20014
dc.description.abstract This paper analyzes the life-cycle career costs associated with child rearing and decomposes their effects into unearned wages (as women drop out of the labor market), loss of human capital, and selection into more child-friendly occupations. We estimate a dynamic life-cycle model of fertility, occupational choice, and labor supply using detailed survey and administrative data for Germany for numerous birth cohorts across different regions. We use this model to analyze both the male-female wage gap as it evolves from labor market entry onward and the effect of pro-fertility policies. We show that a substantial portion of the gender wage gap is explainable by realized and expected fertility and that the long-run effect of policies encouraging fertility are considerably lower than the short-run effects typically estimated in the literature. en
dc.description.sponsorship Funding for this paper through the ESRC grant RES-000-22-0620. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries EUI ECO en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 2012/01 en
dc.title The Career Costs of Children en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.neeo.contributor ADDA|Jérôme|aut|EUI70013
dc.neeo.contributor DUSTMANN|Christian|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor STEVENS|Katrien|aut|


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