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Family Size and Men’s Labor Market Outcomes:Do Social Beliefs About Men’s Roles in the Family Matter?

28.01.2022

Anna Baranowska-Rataj & Anna Matysiak – Feminist Economics, 20 January 2022.
This article provides evidence on the relationship between fathers’ labor market outcomes and number of children. Using data from the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions and instrumental variable models, this study examines how family size is related to fathers’ probability of employment, number of paid working hours, job rank, wages, and job stability across European countries with diverse social beliefs about men’s financial and caregiving responsibilities.
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