Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/115516
Authors: 
Ramírez Bustamante, Natalia
Tribin Uribe, Ana Maria
Vargas, Carmiña O.
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IDB Working Paper Series IDB-WP-583
Abstract: 
This study seeks to determine the impact on female labor outcomes of the amendment to the Colombian labor law that extended maternity leave from 12 to 14 weeks (Law 1468 of July 2011). To identify this impact, labor market outcomes of two groups of women with different fertility rates are compared. The study finds evidence that as a result of the extension of the maternity leave period, women in the high-fertility age group experience an increase in inactivity rates, informality, and self-employment. The study points to the need for a redesign of maternity protection policy that would enable the economic and social costs of bearing children to be shared by both parents and that may generate social change regarding the importance of paternal care.
Subjects: 
maternity leave
female labor market
labor regulation
JEL: 
J08
J2
J3
J7
K31
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo/legalcode
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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