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dc.contributor.authorPylkkänen, Elinaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Ninaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:12:59Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:12:59Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20285-
dc.description.abstractWe analyze the impact of family-friendly policies on women?s career breaks due to childbirth in Denmark and Sweden. In both countries, the labour force attachment of mothers is high, and more than 90% of the women return to work after childbirth. Sweden and Denmark are culturally similar and share the same type of welfare state ideology, but differ remarkably in pursued family policies. The impact of family policy variables on the probability of returning to the labour market is estimated using a duration model approach. Our results show that economic incentives and leave periods of the fathers affect the behaviour of mothers in both countries. However, family policy instruments are found to have a much larger impact on Swedish mothers? behaviour compared to Danish women. We explain this finding by the fact that family-friendly policies in Sweden have focused much more on flexible leave schemes and on the shared responsibilities of the parents than in Denmark.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 1050en_US
dc.subject.jelJ22en_US
dc.subject.jelJ1en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordfamily-friendly policyen_US
dc.subject.keywordmaternal leaveen_US
dc.subject.keywordpaternal leaveen_US
dc.subject.keywordchildcareen_US
dc.subject.stwFamilienpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwMutterschutzen_US
dc.subject.stwErziehungsurlauben_US
dc.subject.stwFrauenerwerbstätigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwBerufliche Integrationen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwVergleichen_US
dc.subject.stwSchwedenen_US
dc.subject.stwDänemarken_US
dc.titleThe Impact of Family-Friendly Policies in Denmark and Sweden on Mothers? Career Interruptions Due to Childbirthen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn380861917en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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