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Title: A Dynamic Analysis of Women's Employment Exits
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1. Felmlee, Diane Helen
A Dynamic Analysis of Women's Employment Exits
Demography 21,2 (May 1984): 171-183.
Cohort(s): Young Women
Publisher: Population Association of America
Keyword(s): Children; Exits; Family Influences; Fertility; Job Tenure; Quits; Transition Rates, Activity to Work; Wages; Work Attachment; Work History

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This research examines women's rates of leaving a job to become nonemployed (unemployed or out of the labor force) using a stochastic continuous time model. The data consist of employment histories of white women constructed from the NLS of Young Women (1968-1973). The results demonstrate the importance of examining the underlying processes in women's employment. Several differences are found between the determinants of employment exits and what might be expected from the cross sectional and panel literature on female labor force participation. The findings also provide evidence of the interdependence of fertility and employment, with young children increasing rates of employment exits and with high wages on a job decreasing rates of leaving a job because of a pregnancy. Finally, involuntary employment terminations are examined, and their transition rates are found to decrease with job wages and job tenure and to increase when a woman has children.
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Felmlee, Diane Helen. "A Dynamic Analysis of Women's Employment Exits." Demography 21,2 (May 1984): 171-183.