Women's Employment, Children and Transition: An Empirical Analysis for Poland

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Elena Bardasi

World Bank

Chiara Monfardini

University of Bologna - Department of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Abstract

This article empirically investigates how the transition to a market economy affected the relationship between motherhood and labour force outcomes in Poland. We estimate different probit models on two panel datasets covering a three-year period before the reform (1987-1989) and a three-year period afterwards (1994-1996). Contrary to a priori expectations, our findings indicate that during transition young children were much less of a deterrent to the employment probability of their mother than they were before transition.

Suggested Citation

Bardasi, Elena and Monfardini, Chiara, Women's Employment, Children and Transition: An Empirical Analysis for Poland. Economics of Transition, Vol. 17, Issue 1, pp. 147-173, January 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1314563 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0351.2009.00346.x

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