Job Displacement and First Birth Over the Business Cycle


In this article, we investigate the impact of job displacement on women's first-birth rates as well as the variation in this effect over the business cycle. We use mass layoffs to estimate the causal effects of involuntary job loss on fertility in the short and medium term, up to five years after displacement. Our analysis is based on rich administrative… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s13524-017-0580-4


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