Heterogeneous responses to family formation
What is the aim of the research project?
This project explores the role of family formation in accounting for the differences in labor market outcomes between natives and immigrants.
Previous literature documents that immigrant women have a relatively weak labor market attachment, and that women in general experience a substantial and long-lasting reduction in earnings after having children.
We document the size and persistence of the motherhood penalty among immigrants and how it relates to source country characteristics, age at migration, and the length of residence in Sweden.
With the use of data on multi-generational living arrangements, we test whether any cultural transmission to second generation immigrants vary with the proximity to and intensity of contact with parents and grandparents.