CLS Working Papers, Centre for Labour Market and Social Research, Aarhus School of Business, University of Aarhus
Nabanita Datta Gubta
Children and Career Interruptions: The Family Gap in Denmark.
() and Nina Smith
Abstract: The effect of children and career interruptions on the
family gap is analysed based on longitudinal data covering the years
1980-1995. The estimated model controls for unobserved time-constant
heterogeneity. The results show that when controlling for unobserved
heterogeneity, the negative effect of children on mothers' wages disappear,
but there are large differences between educational groups and the public
and private sector. The main effect of children seems to be a loss of human
capital accumulation during child-birth periods. Beside this, there is no
indication that children have long term effects on the earnings potential
of their mothers.
Keywords: Children; Career interruptions; Family gap; Unobserved heterogeneity; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: J13; (follow links to similar papers)
42 pages, April 1, 2000
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