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Author: Brauner-Otto, Sarah
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1. Yarger, Jennifer
Brauner-Otto, Sarah
Time for Work and Kids? Women’s Work Characteristics and Childbearing Expectations
Presented: Chicago IL, Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 2017
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Population Association of America
Keyword(s): Childbearing; Expectations/Intentions; Fertility; Job Characteristics; Occupations; Occupations, Female; Self-Employed Workers; Work Hours

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Previous research has shown that employment is an important social context affecting fertility, yet relatively little is known about how work characteristics affect fertility expectations. Using over 25 years of data from the 1979 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, we analyzed the associations between work hours and characteristics associated with autonomy at work, including self-employment and managerial/professional occupation, and childbearing expectations among employed women ages 18-45 (N=4,229). Mothers who worked longer hours were less likely to expect more children, while mothers who were self-employed or working in managerial/professional occupations were more likely to expect more children. The work characteristics examined were not significantly associated with non-mothers' childbearing expectations. Among mothers who were self-employed or working in a managerial/professional occupation, work hours were not statistically associated with childbearing expectations, which suggests that autonomy at work may moderate the experience of time-based work-family conflict.
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Yarger, Jennifer and Sarah Brauner-Otto. "Time for Work and Kids? Women’s Work Characteristics and Childbearing Expectations." Presented: Chicago IL, Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 2017.