Parental benefits, employment, and fertility dynamics.

  title={Parental benefits, employment, and fertility dynamics.},
  author={James L. Walker},
  journal={Research in population economics},
"This paper investigates the effect of parental benefits on the timing and spacing of births and on employment dynamics of Swedish women. Using microdata on wages and incomes, I estimate a reduced-form multistate duration model of the bivariate life-cycle fertility and employment process. The paper provides an example of the application of empirical procedures to develop and evaluate multistate hazard models. Estimation results are mixed, with estimated wage effects generally consistent with… CONTINUE READING