Show simple item record Hotz, V.J. en_US Miller, R. en_US 2010-03-09T15:27:11Z 2010-03-09T15:27:11Z 1988 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper examines household fertility and female labor supply over the life cycle. We investigate how maternal time inputs, market expenditures on offspring, as well as the benefits they yield their parents, vary with ages of offspring, and influence female labor supply and contraceptive behavior. Our econometric framework combines a female labor supply model and a contraceptive choice index function. It also accounts for the fact that conceptions are not perfectly controllable events. Using longitudinal data on married couples from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, we estimate these equations and test alternative specifications of the technologies governing chld care. Our findings suggest that while parents cannot perfectly control conceptions, variations in child care costs do affect the life cycle spacing of births. Furthermore, our results demonstrate the gains of modelling the linkages between female labor supply and fertility behavior at the household level. en_US
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dc.publisher Econometrica en_US
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dc.subject Child care costs en_US
dc.subject Female labor supply en_US
dc.subject Fertility en_US
dc.subject Life cycle models en_US
dc.title An Empirical Analysis of Life Cycle Fertility and Female Labor Supply en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.department Economics

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