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Female Labour Market Behaviour and Fertility

A Rational-Choice Approach

  • Jacques J. Siegers
  • Jenny de Jong-Gierveld
  • Evert van Imhoff

Part of the Population Economics book series (POPULATION)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Editors’ Introduction

    1. Jacques J. Siegers, Jenny de Jong-Gierveld, Evert van Imhoff
      Pages 1-7
  3. Theoretical Points of Departure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Siegwart Lindenberg
      Pages 32-58
  4. Preferences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Thomas K. Burch
      Pages 61-73
    3. Erika Spieß, Friedemann W. Nerdinger, Lutz von Rosenstiel
      Pages 87-100
    4. Richard P. Bagozzi, M. Frances Van Loo
      Pages 101-129
  5. Restrictions

  6. Confrontation of Preferences and Restrictions: the Construction of Theoretical Models

  7. Towards a Better Understanding of the Relationship between Female Labour Market Behaviour and Fertility

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 274-303

About these proceedings

Introduction

Since 1987, the investigation of the relationship between female labour market behaviour and fertility, which forms part of the research programme of the Economic Institute / Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Labour Market and Distribution Issues (CIAV) of Utrecht University, also became a part of the research programme of the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI). Since then, I have been entrusted with research on this topic. In this context, I acted on a suggestion made by Frans Willekens to organize an international workshop, with the help of other members of the NIDI staff and with the administrative and organizational support of the NIDI. This resulted in the workshop "Female Labour Market Behaviour and Fertility: Preferences, Restrictions, Behaviour," held at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute in The Hague, April 20-22, 1989, under the auspices of the European Association for Population Studies (EAPS). In this workshop, demographers, econometricians, economists, psychologists and socio­ logists discussed the paths to a truly interdisciplinary approach to the relationship between female labour market behaviour and fertility. Such an interdisciplinary approach requires a common theoretical framework. The rational-choice framework was considered to be best suited to this purpose. As a consequence, the workshop was not only structured by what was studied, but also by how it was studied. This volume consists of the papers presented at the above-mentioned workshop, as revised by the authors in collaboration with the editors.

Keywords

Arbeitsangebot Beschäftigung (Frau) Female labour supply Fruchtbarkeit demography econometrics economics employment fertility labor market rational choice

Editors and affiliations

  • Jacques J. Siegers
    • 1
  • Jenny de Jong-Gierveld
    • 2
  • Evert van Imhoff
    • 2
  1. 1.Economic Institute / Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Labour Market and Distribution Issues (CIAV)Utrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI)The HagueThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-76550-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-76552-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-76550-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-6978
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