The Effect of a First Child on Female Labor Supply : Evidence from Women Seeking Fertility Services

  title={The Effect of a First Child on Female Labor Supply : Evidence from Women Seeking Fertility Services},
  author={Juli{\'a}n P. Cristia},
Estimating the causal effect of a first child on female labor supply is complicated by the endogeneity of the fertility decision. That is, factors that trigger the decision to have a first child could also affect baseline labor supply; empirical approaches that do not account for this difficulty will yield biased estimates. This paper addresses this problem by focusing on a sample of women from the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) who sought help to get pregnant. After a certain period… CONTINUE READING


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