Uncertainty in the labour market: How does fixed-term employment affect fertility and mental health of the young generation?

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Wolfgang Auer; Natalia Danzer;
(2015)
  • Subject: starting a career, fixed-term contracts, economic uncertainty, maternity postponing, fertility, mental health, life satisfaction
    • jel: jel:J18 | jel:J41 | jel:J13

We study the short- to medium-run effects of starting a career on a fixed-term contract on subsequent fertility and health outcomes. We focus on the career start since we expect that temporary contracts and their inherent economic uncertainty imply a path dependence whi... View more
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