Fertility postponement and labor market outcomes
IZA World of Labor, 2015, No 117, 117
The rise in the average age of women bearing their first child is a well-established demographic trend in recent decades. Postponed childbearing can have important consequences for the mother and, at a macro level, for the country as a whole. Research has focused on the effect postponing fertility has on the labor market outcomes for mothers and on the total number of children a woman has in her lifetime. Most research finds that postponing the first birth raises a motherâ€™s labor force participation and wages but may have negative effects on overall fertility, especially in the absence of supportive family-friendly policies.
Keywords: fertility postponement; labor market outcomes; completed fertility; family-friendly policies (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J1 J2 J3 J13 J22 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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