Family and Labor Market Choices: Requirements to Guide Effective Evidence-Based Policy

47 Pages Posted: 6 Oct 2012

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Anna Kurowska

University of Warsaw

Michal Myck

German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Katharina Wrohlich

DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research

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Abstract

Microsimulation methods and models of labor market decisions have attracted a lot of attention as an approach to the assessment of consequences of family related policies in the area of labor market and fertility. We set these models in the context of relevant demographic theories and present them from the point of view of their potential as tool to guide effective policy making with the aim to reconcile the objectives of increasing female participation and fertility and reducing poverty levels among families with children.

Keywords: microsimulation, labor supply, fertility, evidence-based policy

JEL Classification: J22, J13, J18

Suggested Citation

Kurowska, Anna and Myck, Michal and Wrohlich, Katharina, Family and Labor Market Choices: Requirements to Guide Effective Evidence-Based Policy. IZA Discussion Paper No. 6846. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2157988

Anna Kurowska (Contact Author)

University of Warsaw ( email )

Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
Warszawa, Pl-00681
Poland

Michal Myck

German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) ( email )

Mohrenstra├če 58
Berlin, 10117
Germany

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Schaumburg-Lippe-Str. 7 / 9
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

Katharina Wrohlich

DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research ( email )

Mohrenstra├če 58
Berlin, 10117
Germany

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