Employment, family union and childbearing decisions in Great Britain
Aassve, Arnstein, Burgess, Simon, Propper, Carol and Dickson, Matt. (2006) Employment, family union and childbearing decisions in Great Britain. JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL STATISTICAL SOCIETY SERIES A-STATISTICS IN SOCIETY, 169 (Part 4). pp. 781-804. ISSN 0964-1998Full text not available from this repository.
The paper investigates the life-cycle relationship of work and family life in Britain based on the British Household Panel Survey. Using hazard regression techniques we estimate a five-equation model, which includes birth events, union formation, union dissolution, employment and non-employment events. We find that transitions in and out of employment for men are relatively independent of other transitions. In contrast, there are strong links between employment of females, having children and union formation. By undertaking a detailed microsimulations analysis, we show that different levels of labour force participation by females do not necessarily lead to large changes in fertility events. Changes in union formation and fertility events, in contrast, have larger effects on employment.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences
Q Science > QA Mathematics
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL STATISTICAL SOCIETY SERIES A-STATISTICS IN SOCIETY|
|Number of Pages:||24|
|Page Range:||pp. 781-804|
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