Joint estimation of sequential labor force participation and fertility decisions using Markov chain Monte Carlo techniques

@inproceedings{Buddelmeyer2004JointEO,
  title={Joint estimation of sequential labor force participation and fertility decisions using Markov chain Monte Carlo techniques},
  author={Hielke Buddelmeyer and Kenneth R. Troske},
  year={2004}
}
  • Hielke Buddelmeyer, Kenneth R. Troske
  • Published 2004
  • Economics
  • Three basic mechanisms are behind the statistical relationship between fertility decisions and labor force participation decisions. 1) Causal direct effect: the time spent in child-care reduces the labor market effort leading to a temporary drop in post-birth labor force participation. 2) Causal indirect effect: the time spent out of labor market while on maternity leave alters women’s participation experience and, thus, indirectly affect both pre- and post-birth participation behavior. In the… CONTINUE READING

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