Binary choice with binary endogenous regressors in panel data : estimating the effect of fertility on female labour force participation

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Show simple item record Carrasco, Raquel 2012-03-26T10:40:57Z 2012-03-26T10:40:57Z 2001
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Journal of Business & Economics Statistics, 2001, v. 19, n. 4, pp. 385-394
dc.identifier.issn 1537-2707
dc.description.abstract This article considers the estimation of the causal effect of fertility on female-labor-force participation equations. My main concern is to examine two considerations, the endogeneity of fertility and the impact of controllingf or unobservedh eterogeneitya nd for predeterminede xisting children.U sing PSID data, a switching binary panel-data model that accounts for selectivity bias as well as for other forms of time-invariantu nobservedh eterogeneityi s estimated. Individuale ffects are allowed to be correlated with the explanatory variables, which can be predetermined as opposed to strictly exogenous. Family sex composition is used as an instrument for exogenous fertility movements. The results indicate that exogeneity assumptions of children variables induce a downward bias in absolute value in the estimated negative effect of fertility on participation, although the failure to account for unobserved heterogeneity overstates this effect. Moreover, stronger effects of fertility are found when existing children are treated as predeterminedb ut not strictly exogenous variables.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher American Statistical Association
dc.rights © American Statistical Association
dc.subject.other Binary choice
dc.subject.other Endogenous variables
dc.subject.other Fertility
dc.subject.other Labor-force participation
dc.subject.other Panel data
dc.subject.other Predetermined varibles
dc.title Binary choice with binary endogenous regressors in panel data : estimating the effect of fertility on female labour force participation
dc.type article PeerReviewed
dc.subject.eciencia Economía
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dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 185
dc.identifier.publicationissue 4
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 394
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Journal of Business & Economics Statistics
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 19
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