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Title:The effects of maternity leave extension on training for young women PDF Logo
Authors:Puhani, Patrick A.
Sonderhof, Katja
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:IZA discussion papers 3820
Abstract:Using three representative individual-level datasets for West Germany, we estimate the effect of the extension of maternity leave from 18 to 36 months on young women's participation in job-related training. Specifically, we employ difference-indifferences identification strategies using control groups of older women and older women together with young and older men. We find that maternity leave extension negatively affects job-related training for young women, even if they do not have children, especially when the focus is on employer-arranged training. There is tentative evidence that young women partly compensated for this reduction in employer-arranged training by increasing training on their own initiative.
Subjects:Policy
evaluation
education
JEL:J16
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-20081127496
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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