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Table 4 Log hazard of the second childbirth among tertiary educated women (compared to women with a low/medium level of education) by country and mother’s age at first childbirth. Simultaneous hazard model. Parameter estimates, significance values and standard errors

From: The nexus between education and fertility in six European countries

  < 30 years 30–34 years 35+ years
  β sig. se β sig. se β sig. se
Bulgaria − 0.59 *** (0.067) − 0.26   (0.223) − 1.07   (0.968)
Czech Rep. 0.16   (0.145) − 0.01   (0.300)   
France 0.23 *** (0.074) 0.20   (0.125) 0.07   (0.327)
Germany 0.02   (0.103) 0.34 ** (0.136) − 0.28   (0.463)
Italy 0.04   (0.062) 0.25 *** (0.077) 0.54 *** (0.180)
Poland − 0.44 *** (0.086) − 0.59 *** (0.164) − 0.44   (0.654)
  1. Note: Other variables included in the model: birth cohort, currently studying and currently working. Due to reduced sample size, estimates are not available for women aged 35+ at their first child birth in Czech Republic. Source: GGS 2nd wave and Istat FSS (2009)
  2. *p < 0.1; **p < 0.05; ***p < 0.01