The effects of immigration on household services, labour supply, and fertility

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Abstract

Fertility and female labour force participation are no longer negatively correlated in developed countries. At the same time, increased immigration affects supply and prices of household services, which are relevant to fertility and employment decisions. This paper analyses the effect of immigration on labour supply and fertility of native women in the UK. Adopting an instrumental variable approach, I find that immigration increases female labour supply without affecting fertility. My results show that immigration increases the size of the childcare sector, and reduces its prices, suggesting that immigrants may ease the trade‐off between working and child rearing among native women.
LanguageEnglish
Pages843-869
Number of pages27
JournalOxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics
Volume80
Issue number4
Early online date28 Dec 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2018

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Labor Supply
Immigration
Fertility
labor supply
fertility
immigration
female labor force
Instrumental Variables
labor force participation
Sector
Trade-offs
immigrant
supply
Labor supply
Household

Keywords

  • female labour force
  • immigrant labour
  • childcare

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