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Balancing Work and Family: New Mothers’ Employment Decisions During Childbearing

  • Andrea Neri
  • Martina Lo Conte
  • Piero Casadio
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Part of the AIEL Series in Labour Economics book series (AIEL)

Abstract

A rise in female labour-market participation and a decline in birth rates have been observed in most European countries. Nevertheless, in the past decade, several countries, notably France, Spain and Germany, have experienced a joint increase in female participation and fertility, mainly because of national policies aimed at balancing work and family life.

Keywords

Employment Rate Employment Protection Labour Force Survey Nursery School Female Participation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Economic Research DepartmentBank of ItalyRomeItaly
  2. 2.Social Statistics DepartmentIstat, Istituto Nazionale di StatisticaRomeItaly

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