Date: Tuesday, 26 September 2023, at 12:15 pm
Location: Room Dono Giannessi, DEM
Speakers and Title:
Giulia Ulivieri (University of Siena)
Trade Exposure in Germany: How China Exports Affect Men’s and Women’s Fertility. An Application on G-SOEP
The impact of international trade on fertility choices via labor demand is a crucial empirical question. On the one hand, a globalized world as well as new trade routes increase the availability of new products and inputs, but on the other hand re-allocation of working roles may change male-female positions in the labor market, giving raise to wider disparities. Using the German Socio-Economic Panel (G-SOEP), we select two samples formed only by women, and try to assess the impact of trade exposure on women’s fertility choices. The analysis follows two contributions in the literature (Autor, Horn, Hanson, & Song, 2014; Piriu, 2020): one is affected by bad controls issues. The latter is solved by considering employed and unemployed workers independently from the current industry sector. This first approach can be called panel analysis, while the second one follows Autor et al. (2014) and it considers the change of imports’ amounts over time instead of fixed stocks. Both approaches do not display any significant results, opening the way to further research and investigation in trade exposure field.
Discussant: Davide Fiaschi (University of Pisa).