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The effect of flexibility in working hours on fertility: A comparative analysis of selected european countries

Alfredo Ariza, Sara De la Rica Goiricelaya and Arantza Ugidos

No 2003-08, DFAEII Working Papers from University of the Basque Country - Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis II

Abstract: The main aim of this paper is to measure the extent to which part-time work enhances fertility for married or cohabiting women of fertile age. The study covers eleven European countries. The data used are a pool sample of five waves of the European Community Household Panel. Given that we believe that the decisions concerning fertility and labor market status are taken jointly, we carry out a simultaneous estimation approach. Results suggest that policy makers wishing to implement adequate part-time schedules so as to enhance fertility should look at the part-time schedules available in Belgium, Ireland and The Netherlands, which enhance fertility for women who take advantage of this flexibility measure so as to reconcile family and work.

Keywords: part time work; fertility; comparative analysis; simultaneous estimation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J13 J21 J22 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2003-09
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