Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/107357
Authors: 
Borrell-Porta, Mireia
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 5185
Abstract: 
This paper argues that the pace to return to work after childbirth is not independent of family values. I evaluate the effect of a parental leave policy reform in Germany in 2007-aimed at incentivizing an earlier return to work - on the return to work of mothers who hold different family values. Using a regression discontinuity design and an epidemiological approach to family values I find that although the policy has substantially increased the pace to return to work of mothers regardless of their family values, mothers upholding traditional family values keep returning to work at a slower pace than mothers with liberal family values.
Subjects: 
parental leave
family values
female labour supply
epidemiological approach
JEL: 
J13
J21
J22
Z10
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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