In this thesis, I examine potential labour market effects of creating and maintaining a family at different stages in life. I find that having children has large labour market consequences for women but not for men, as women are more involved in child rearing. In contrast, both women's and men's labour market outcomes are unaffected by an early pregnancy loss or an increase in demand for informal elderly care.

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E.K.A. van Doorslaer (Eddy)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Tinbergen Instituut Research Series
Tinbergen Institute

Rellstab, S. (2021, January 22). Balancing Paid Work and Unpaid Care over the Life-Cycle (No. 769). Tinbergen Instituut Research Series. Retrieved from