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Hidden consequences of a first-born boy for mothers

Andrea Ichino, Elly-Ann Lindström and Eliana Viviano

Economics Letters, 2014, vol. 123, issue 3, 274-278

Abstract: Women whose first child is a boy work less than women with first-born girls. After a first-born boy the probability that women have more children increases. Higher fertility is a possible explanation for the lower labor supply of mothers.

Keywords: Female labor supply; Preference for sons; Mothers’ behavior (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J13 J22 J16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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