Stanislao Mazzoni , Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)
Diego Ramiro, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)
The association between women’s participation in labour market and fertility has been studied in the last years in Southern Europe. In Spain, for example, women who worked in public sector jobs, became mothers earlier than self-employed and private sector employees (Martín-García, Castro-Martín 2013). The role of men in these dynamics, in contrast, has received less attention from demographers and social science scholars. We use data from the 2018 Spanish National Fertility Survey recently provided by INE (Spanish National Institute of Statistics), focusing our attention on the relationship between men’s participation in labour market and transition to first birth. We create an episode-structured data-set in order to estimate event-history models. Our outcomes highlight how labour uncertainty delayed the men’s transition to first birth in Spain in the last recent years.
Presented in Session P1. Poster Session Fertility, Family and the Life Course