Employment, Partnership and Childbearing Decisions of German Women and Men: A Simultaneous Hazards Approach

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dc.contributor.author Niedergesäss, Markus de_DE
dc.date.accessioned 2013-02-01 de_DE
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-18T10:04:08Z
dc.date.available 2013-02-01 de_DE
dc.date.available 2014-03-18T10:04:08Z
dc.date.issued 2013 de_DE
dc.identifier.other 378260391 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-opus-66981 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10900/47990
dc.description.abstract This paper investigates the interrelated dynamics of employment, cohabitation and fertility for German women and men. Using a simultaneous hazards approach due to Lillard (1993), I estimate a five-equation model with unobserved heterogeneity. One of the contributions of this paper is to include the current employment and nonemployment hazard rates and the union formation and union dissolution hazard rates as regressors. My results suggest that being employed or nonemployed only has small effects on other transitions, but that employed women with a high hazard of becoming nonemployed are less likely to have children, while nonemployed men having a low hazard of finding a job are more likely to have children. Children reduce the hazard of taking up a job for women and reduce the hazard of becoming nonemployed for women and men. Children also increase the stability of unions. Having a partner strongly increases the likelihood for having children. Interestingly, unions with a high risk of splitting up are more likely to have children. Economically, this can be interpreted as an attempt to invest in partner-specic capital in order to reduce the likelihood of splitting up. en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.rights ubt-podno de_DE
dc.rights.uri http://tobias-lib.uni-tuebingen.de/doku/lic_ohne_pod.php?la=de de_DE
dc.rights.uri http://tobias-lib.uni-tuebingen.de/doku/lic_ohne_pod.php?la=en en
dc.subject.classification Beschäftigung , Fertilität , Eheschließung , Familienplanung , Arbeitsnachfrage de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 330 de_DE
dc.subject.other Employment , Fertility , Marriage , Family planning , Labor demand , Simultaneous hazards en
dc.title Employment, Partnership and Childbearing Decisions of German Women and Men: A Simultaneous Hazards Approach en
dc.type ResearchPaper de_DE
utue.publikation.fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 6 Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät de_DE
dcterms.DCMIType Text de_DE
utue.publikation.typ workingPaper de_DE
utue.opus.id 6698 de_DE
utue.publikation.source University of Tübingen Working Papers in Economics and Finance ; 51 de_DE

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