CitationWenk, DeeAnn & Garrett, Patricia (1992). Having a Baby: Some Predictions of Maternal Employment around Childbirth. Gender & Society, 6(1), 49-65.
AbstractThis analysis tests the influence of personal, job, and family status characteristics on maternal employment. We use the Merged Child/Mother File from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth to examine employment patterns of mothers who gave birth between 1979 and 1986. Logistic regression is used to estimate the probabilities; proportional hazards techniques are used to estimate rates of leaving and return to employment after childbirth. We find that family status factors and the proportion of the family income the mother earns are consistently important in predicting maternal employment. Human capital factors are more significant in predicting employment exits and the rate of exit than the rate of return or employment status one year after a birth.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleGender & Society