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Employment, family union, and childbearing decisions in Great Britain

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Publication date

2006

Abstract

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.

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Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A (Statistics in Society)

Volume

169 (4):781-804

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-985X.2006.00432.x

Links

http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/record=b1599822~S5

Notes

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