The foregone earnings from child rearing revisited
In 1988 John Beggs and Bruce Chapman estimated the earning foregone from child-rearing in Australia using cross-sectional data collected in 1986. The Beggs and Chapman exercise inferred that earning differences between women according to the number of children they have were the result of choices made with respect to time allocation. That is, if a woman chose to spend time in child-rearing activities this was seen to have a market opportunity cost; earnings were foregone as a result of these...[Show more]
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