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When mothers work and fathers care. Joint household fertility decisions in Denmark and Spain
Esping-Andersen, Gøsta; Güell, Maia; Brodmann, Stefanie
Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament de Ciències Polítiques i Socials
We analyze second birth decisions within the theoretical framework of joint household decision making, comparing two countires that represent the international extremes in terms of women's career behaviour, Denmark and Spain. Using all 8 ECHP panels we apply discrete time estimations of the likelihood of a second birth and show that in Spain, fertility behaviour continues to conform to the classic "Becker model" while in Denmark we identify a radically new behavioral pattern according to which career-women's fertility is conditional of their partners' contribution to care for the children.
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Fecunditat humana -- Europa
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