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dc.contributor.authorLiu, Qianen_US
dc.contributor.authorNordström Skans, Oskaren_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-22en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-27T09:29:36Z-
dc.date.available2011-05-27T09:29:36Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/45749-
dc.description.abstractWe study how the duration of paid parental leave affects the accumulation of cognitive skills among children. We use a reform which extended parental leave benefits from 12 to 15 months for Swedish children born after August 1988 to evaluate the effects of prolonged parental leave on children’s test scores and grades at age 16. We show that, on average, the reform had no effect on children’s scholastic performance. However, we do find positive effects for children of well-educated mothers, a result that is robust to a number of different specifications. We find no corresponding heterogeneity relative to parental earnings or fathers’ education, or relative to other predictors of child perforÿ­mance. We find no effects on intermediate outcomes such as mothers’ subsequent earnÿ­ings, child health, parental fertility, divorce rates, or the mothers’ mental health. Overall the results suggest positive causal interaction effects between mothers’ education and the amount of time mothers spend with their children. Since the institutional context is one in which the alternative is subsidized day care, the results imply that subsidizing longer parental leave spells rather than day care reinforce the relationship between matÿ­ernal education and school outcomes.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherInst. for Labour Market Policy Evaluation Uppsalaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper // IFAU - Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation 2009:14en_US
dc.subject.jelI21en_US
dc.subject.jelJ13en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordMaternal employmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordEducationen_US
dc.subject.keywordHuman capitalen_US
dc.subject.keywordCognitive skillsen_US
dc.subject.stwHumankapitalen_US
dc.subject.stwElternzeiten_US
dc.subject.stwKinderbetreuungen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsniveauen_US
dc.subject.stwMütteren_US
dc.subject.stwKinderen_US
dc.subject.stwSchwedenen_US
dc.titleThe duration of paid parental leave and cildren's scholastic performanceen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn602497779en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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