The Effect of Household Structure on Women's Economic Activity and Fertility: Evidence from Recent Mothers in Urban Mexico

  title={The Effect of Household Structure on Women's Economic Activity and Fertility: Evidence from Recent Mothers in Urban Mexico},
  author={Rebeca Wong and Ruth E. Levine},
  journal={Economic Development and Cultural Change},
  pages={89 - 102}
  • R. Wong, R. Levine
  • Published 1992
  • Economics
  • Economic Development and Cultural Change
This study examines the effect of the presence of a "mother substitute" in the household on urban womens participation in the labor force and fertility in Mexico in 1982. Data were obtained from the 1982 Mexican National Demographic Survey on reproductive history educational status employment status and household structure for a subsample of 2746 urban women who were married (90%) or in a consensual union (10%) and had had a child within the prior 5 years. Theoretically women with higher value… Expand
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