The costs of motherhood: an analysis using matching estimators
Lars Skipper and
Marianne Simonsen ()
Additional contact information
Lars Skipper: Institute for Local Government Studies, Copenhagen, Denmark, Postal: Institute for Local Government Studies, Copenhagen, Denmark
Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2006, vol. 21, issue 7, 919-934
We estimate the effect of motherhood on wages using matching. We distinguish between net and direct effects. The net effect includes the total wage costs, whereas the direct represents the causal effect. Since covariates are likely affected by motherhood, the latter effect is not immediately uncovered. We therefore implement two strategies: first, we confine the analysis to consider sector-specific treatment effects; second, we impose additive separability on the outcome equation. We find negative net effects that vary little with sector. The direct effect is small and negative in the public sector and insignificant in the private sector. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (49) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
http://hdl.handle.net/10.1002/jae.893 Link to full text; subscription required (text/html)
http://qed.econ.queensu.ca:80/jae/2006-v21.7/ Supporting data files and programs (text/html)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:jae:japmet:v:21:y:2006:i:7:p:919-934
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www3.intersci ... e.jsp?issn=0883-7252
Access Statistics for this article
Journal of Applied Econometrics is currently edited by M. Hashem Pesaran
More articles in Journal of Applied Econometrics from John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Wiley-Blackwell Digital Licensing ().