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Author: Popinchalk, Anna
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1. Bearak, Jonathan M.
Popinchalk, Anna
Burke, Kristen
Anjur-Dietrich, Selena
Does the Impact of Motherhood on Women's Earnings Differ for Women Who Plan Their Transition Into Motherhood?
Presented: Austin TX, Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 2019
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Population Association of America
Keyword(s): Birth Preferences/Birth Expectations; Earnings; Labor Market Outcomes; Maternal Employment; Motherhood

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About a third of births are unintended, and it is unknown whether the impact of motherhood on employment, hours or wages is smaller for women who planned their transition into motherhood compared to those who did not. To explore this, we examine fixed-effects models to estimate labor market outcomes using panel data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979-2014. We find that the relationship between motherhood and employment is significantly more negative among white women who plan their transition into motherhood compared to those who have unplanned first births. Among those who remain employed, we find that those with planned births work fewer hours and have lower wages relative to those with unplanned births. These findings highlight the challenges women face as parents in the workforce and make a novel contribution to the large body of research that associates unplanned births with negative outcomes. [Also presented at New York NY: American Sociological Association Meeting, August 2019]
Bibliography Citation
Bearak, Jonathan M., Anna Popinchalk, Kristen Burke and Selena Anjur-Dietrich. "Does the Impact of Motherhood on Women's Earnings Differ for Women Who Plan Their Transition Into Motherhood?" Presented: Austin TX, Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 2019.