It Pays to Value Family: Work and Family Tradeoffs Reconsidered
Posted: 6 Feb 2001
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
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