On the estimation of the effect of labour participation on fertility

@article{Alba2009OnTE,
  title={On the estimation of the effect of labour participation on fertility},
  author={Alfonso Alba and Gema Elvira Ad{\'a}n {\'A}lvarez and Raquel Moreno Carrasco},
  journal={Spanish Economic Review},
  year={2009},
  volume={11},
  pages={1-22}
}
AbstractIn this paper we consider the estimation of the causal effect of female labour market status (participation and employment) on fertility. We focus on the sensitivity of the estimated effect to (i) the assumptions about the exogeneity of labour market status; and (ii) the time interval between the measurement of fertility and employment status. Using Spanish quarterly data, we estimate a switching probit model that accounts for the joint determination of both variables. In order to… CONTINUE READING