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In this paper we study two aspects of the decision-making process following the birth of a child: whether or not the mother works, and whether or not the couple provides the child with formal childcare. Focusing on Padova and its district (NorthEast Italy), we discuss differences in the strategies of Italian and foreign mothers, controlling for(More)
This paper examines two of the decision-making processes following the birth of a child: whether a working mother should continue with her job, and whether the couple should provide the child with formal childcare. Focusing on Padova and its district (NorthEast Italy), differences in the strategies of Italian and foreign mothers are discussed, controlling(More)
Evidence from several countries is that any household experiencing poverty today is much more likely to experience it again, which may be due to both true state dependence (TSD) and unobserved heterogeneity (UH). We deal with UH by specifying two sources of it: (i) the household's ability to obtain income in a specific time period and (ii) the way in which(More)
This paper investigates the impact of the introduction of new restrictive permanent contract on the perceived job security of the workers in Spain. The perceived job security is strongly influenced by the characteristics of individuals and their distribution within groups. Comparing heterogenous groups could make the traditional DID estimator biased. To(More)
Evidence from several countries is that any household experiencing poverty today is much more likely to experience it again, which may be due to both true state dependence (TSD) and unobserved heterogeneity (UH). In this context, there are two sources of UH: (i) the household's ability to obtain income in a specific time period and (ii) the way in which(More)
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