Book Volume 15 2006

Education and Postponement of Maternity

Economic Analyses for Industrialized Countries


ISBN: 978-1-4020-4715-2 (Print) 978-1-4020-4716-9 (Online)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-30

    Introduction and Contributions of this Volume

  3. Chapter

    Pages 31-64

    Fertility Decisions: Economic Theory, Empirical Analysis, and Policy Relevance

  4. Chapter

    Pages 65-85

    The Marginal Effect of School Leaving Age on Demographic Events. A Contribution to the Discussion on Causality

  5. Chapter

    Pages 87-112

    Explaining the Fertility Decline in Ireland

  6. Chapter

    Pages 113-145

    Female Labour Force Participation and Marital Fertility in Italy

  7. Chapter

    Pages 147-174

    Career planning in Spain: do fixed-term contracts delay marriage and parenthood?

  8. Chapter

    Pages 175-206

    The Family Earnings Gap and Postponement of Maternity in the United States

  9. Chapter

    Pages 207-224

    Household Consumption, Saving and Employment Around the Time of Births in The Netherlands

  10. Chapter

    Pages 225-236

    Family Formation in East and West Germany Before and After Unification

  11. Chapter

    Pages 237-258

    Education and Entry into Motherhood in the Czech Republic During State-Socialism and the Transition Period 1970–1997

  12. Chapter

    Pages 259-283

    Assortative Mating by Education and Postponement of Couple Formation and First Birth in Britain and Sweden

  13. Chapter

    Pages 285-306

    Education and Completed Fertility in Norway

  14. Back Matter

    Pages 307-326