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Women's family-related career breaks: a long-term British perspective

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Publication date

2008

Abstract

The current work uses retrospective data from the British Household Panel Survey to analyze whether family-related quits have long-term effects on women’s occupational prestige. At a descriptive level and without controlling for endogeneity, the results show a negative association between intermittent attachment to the labor market for family-related reasons and women’s occupational prestige. In causal terms (controlling for endogeneity) the results provide evidence that women expecting to leave the labor force tend to choose lower-prestige occupations in anticipation of future career interruptions.

Published in

Review of Economics of the Household

Volume

6 (2):127-167

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11150-008-9029-2

Subjects

Labour Market and Family Formation And Dissolution

Links

http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/record=b1656730

Notes

Online in A/S except current year; Albert Sloman Library Periodicals *restricted to Univ. Essex registered users*

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