Fertility and Social Interaction at the Workplace : Does Childbearing Spread Among Colleagues?


Pink, Sebastian ; Leopold, Thomas ; Engelhardt, Henriette



DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.alcr.2013.12.001
URL: http://ac.els-cdn.com/S1040260813000440/1-s2.0-S10...
Additional URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S...
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2014
The title of a journal, publication series: Advances in Life Course Research
Volume: 21
Page range: 113-122
Place of publication: Amsterdam [u.a.]
Publishing house: Elsevier
ISSN: 1569-4909 , 1040-2608
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences- CDSS (Social Sciences)
Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department A
Subject: 300 Social sciences, sociology, anthropology
Abstract: This research investigates whether colleagues’ fertility influences women's transitions to parenthood. We draw on Linked-Employer–Employee data (1993–2007) from the German Institute for Employment Research comprising 33,119 female co-workers in 6579 firms. Results from discrete-time hazard models reveal social interaction effects on fertility among women employed in the same firm. In the year after a colleague gave birth, transition rates to first pregnancy double. This effect declines over time and vanishes after two years. Further analyses suggest that the influence of colleagues’ fertility is mediated by social learning.

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Pink, Sebastian ; Leopold, Thomas ; Engelhardt, Henriette (2014) Fertility and Social Interaction at the Workplace : Does Childbearing Spread Among Colleagues? Advances in Life Course Research Amsterdam [u.a.] 21 113-122 [Article]


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