Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/35337
Authors: 
Puhani, Patrick A.
Sonderhof, Katja
Year of Publication: 
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
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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