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Research Paper Universidad Carlos Iii de Madrid: Departamento de Economia de la Empresa: Business Economics Working Papers 07-01

Breaks in women's careers due to family reasons: a long-term perspective

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Publication date

2007

Abstract

We analyse whether family-related quits present long-term effects upon women’s careers, which are summarized in three measures of occupational prestige. There is an association between intermittent attachment to the labour market and being engaged in occupations with lower prestige levels. In causal terms, we find that women choose jobs with lower occupational prestige anticipating future family-related quits. The database consists of the retrospective information of the British Household Panel Survey

Subjects

Labour Market, Childbearing: Fertility, and Caregiving

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http://ideas.repec.org/p/cte/wbrepe/wb070101.html

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