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Effect of Childbearing on Filipino Women’s Work Hours and Earnings

Citation

Adair, Linda S.; Guilkey, David K.; Bisgrove, Eilene Z.; & Gultiano, Socorro (2002). Effect of Childbearing on Filipino Women's Work Hours and Earnings. Journal of Population Economics, 15(4), 625-45.

Abstract

The effects of childbearing and work sector on women's hours and earnings in the 8 years following an index pregnancy were examined in a cohort of more than 2,000 women in the Cebu Longitudinal Health and Nutrition Survey. Change in cash earnings and hours worked were each modeled jointly with sector of labor force participation using an estimation strategy that deals with endogeneity of childbearing decisions and selectivity into sector of work. Two or more additional children born in the 8 year interval significantly reduced women's earnings, while having an additional child under 2 years of age in 1991 reduced hours worked.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1007/s001480100

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Journal of Population Economics

Author(s)

Adair, Linda S.
Guilkey, David K.
Bisgrove, Eilene Z.
Gultiano, Socorro

Year Published

2002

Volume Number

15

Issue Number

4

Pages

625-45

Reference ID

1956