Department of Economics and Business Economics

Nina Smith

Children and Career Interruptions: The Family Gap in Denmark

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Abstract: The effect of children and career interruptions on the family gap is analysed based on longitudinal data covering the years 1980-1995. The estimated model controls for unobserved time-constant heterogeneity. The results show that when controlling for unobserved heterogeneity, the negative effect of children on mothers' wages disappear, but there are large differences between educational groups and the public and private sector. The main effect of children seems to be a loss of human capital accumulation during child-birth periods. Beside this, there is no indication that children have long term effects on the earnings potential of their mothers.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEconomica
Volume69
Issue276, November
Pages (from-to)609-629
Number of pages21
ISSN0013-0427
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

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