It Pays to Value Family: Work and Family Tradeoffs Reconsidered

Posted: 6 Feb 2001

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Peter Cappelli

University of Pennsylvania Wharton School - Center for Human Resources; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); University of Pennsylvania - Management Department

Jill Constantine

Williams College

Clint Chadwick

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - School of Labor & Employment Relations

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Abstract

We use longitudinal data to assess whether individuals who place greater importance on marriage and family pay a price for that priority in subsequent labor market success. Males placing a high priority on family before entering the labor market earn more, contrary to behavioral research but consistent with the economics literature. More important, females who place a high priority on family do not suffer in terms of subsequent earnings, contrary to most previous research.

JEL Classification: D1, J0, J1, J3

Suggested Citation

Cappelli, Peter and Constantine, Jill and Chadwick, Clint, It Pays to Value Family: Work and Family Tradeoffs Reconsidered. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Vol. 39, No. 2, April 2000. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=222375

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University of Pennsylvania - Management Department ( email )

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Jill Constantine

Williams College ( email )

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Clint Chadwick

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - School of Labor & Employment Relations ( email )

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