Role incompatibility and the relationship between fertility and labor supply among Hispanic women ( USA).

F. D. Bean, C. G. Swicegood, A. G. King

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Abstract

How does the high fertility of Hispanic women influence their labor market behavior? Tests several specific hypotheses that derive from the 'role-incompatibility hypothesis'. This hypothesis proposes that the choices women make between child care and work outside the home are in conflict with one another. The analysis is based on a subsample of currently married women of Hispanic origin, aged 20- 34. Although there are differences in the extent to which the role-incompatibility hypothesis describes the fertility and labor force behavior of Mexican-, Puerto Rican-, and Cuban-origin women, in general the pattern of results is consistent with its predictions; namely, high fertility depresses female labor supply when women must choose between employment and mothering. -from Editors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-242
Number of pages22
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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