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Geschlechtsspezifische Arbeitsmarktsegregation und Geburtenverhalten: neue Befunde auf Basis der „Biografiedaten ausgewählter Sozialversicherungsträger in Deutschland“ (BASiD)

Kreyenfeld, M. R., Vatterrott, A.

[Sex segregation of the labor market and fertility: new evidence based on German register data]

MPIDR Working Paper WP-2013-009, 35 Seiten (Juni 2013).
Rostock, Max-Planck-Institut für demografische Forschung

Schlagworte: Germany, fertility

Abstract

This paper uses recently available data from linked pension and employment registers for Germany, which contain complete fertility histories of women as well as longitudinal information of firm-specific characteristics where these women have been employed. It is examined how occupational sex segregation of the labor market (measured by the share of female employees in a firm) is related to first, second and third birth risks. In line with previous research, we find a strong sex segregation of the German labor market. We also find strong support for a close relationship of occupational sex segregation and fertility behavior. Women who are employed in female-dominated firms have substantially higher first, second and third birth risks than other women.

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