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Differential Patterns of Female Labor-Force Participation Surrounding the First Birth

Steven D. McLaughlin
Journal of Marriage and Family
Vol. 44, No. 2 (May, 1982), pp. 407-420
DOI: 10.2307/351549
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/351549
Page Count: 14
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Differential Patterns of Female Labor-Force Participation Surrounding the First Birth
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Abstract

Five years of panel data from a national sample of women aged 14 to 24 are used to examine patterns of female labor-force participation surrounding the birth of the first child. It is argued that declines in labor-force participation prior to the first birth and increases in participation following the birth will vary by education, economic well-being, and prebirth work experience. In each case the differential patterns of participation surrounding the first birth conform to the hypotheses. A case is then made for the importance of recognizing the conditional nature of this dynamic relationship.

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