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Title: Essays on Female Labor Supply
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1. Park, Hyerim
Essays on Female Labor Supply
Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Economics, University of Mississippi, 2021
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT)
Keyword(s): Age at First Birth; Fertility; Labor Supply; Maternal Employment; Occupations

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In the second chapter, I study how occupational characteristics can affect women's timing of fertility and how women's labor supply after childbirth changes depending on the timing of fertility and their occupations. By considering occupational characteristics of time constraints and human capital depreciation among skilled occupations in the US, I find that college-educated women who work in high-hours occupations tend to delay their fertility. Moreover, I observe that a similar pattern of delaying fertility arises in occupations with interpersonal relationships, autonomy, and competitiveness. Finally, I show that women in high-hours occupations who delay fertility tend to decrease their labor supply after childbirth, mainly by reducing working hours or dropping out of the labor force rather than switching occupations.
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Park, Hyerim. Essays on Female Labor Supply. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Economics, University of Mississippi, 2021.