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dc.contributor.authorReich, Noraen_US
dc.contributor.authorBoll, Christinaen_US
dc.contributor.authorLeppin, Julian Sebastianen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-16en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-17T13:47:26Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-17T13:47:26Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/55511-
dc.description.abstractThe study at hand pursues the following question: How are national parental leave arrangements related to fathers' participation in and time used for childcare? To answer this question, we merge data from the Multinational Time Use Study (MTUS) with national parental leave characteristics. Specifically, we are using 30 surveys from eight industrialised countries from 1971 to 2005. Applying a selection model, we are estimating fathers' participation in childcare and the minutes per day spent on childcare. We control for the following parental leave characteristics: duration of leave, amount of benefits and the number of weeks reserved for the father. The main results are that duration of parental leave, exclusive weeks for the father and any benefit compared to no benefit have a positive impact on fathers' childcare participation. Parental leave weeks reserved for the father and parental leave benefits affect fathers' minutes of childcare positively. It is concluded that parental leave characteristics have effects on fathers' childcare participation and time spent on childcare, but that parental leave policies have to be evaluated within the framework of each country's family policy package.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherHWWI Institute of International Economics Hamburgen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesHWWI research paper 115en_US
dc.subject.jelD13en_US
dc.subject.jelJ13en_US
dc.subject.jelJ18en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordchildcareen_US
dc.subject.keywordfatherhooden_US
dc.subject.keywordparental leaveen_US
dc.subject.keywordtime useen_US
dc.subject.stwElternzeiten_US
dc.subject.stwWirkungsanalyseen_US
dc.subject.stwVäteren_US
dc.subject.stwKinderbetreuungen_US
dc.subject.stwZeitverwendungen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwWesteuropaen_US
dc.subject.stwKanadaen_US
dc.titleFathers' childcare and parental leave policies: Evidence from Western European Countries and Canadaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn685566692en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:hwwirp:115-
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