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dc.contributor.authorBergemann, Annetteen_US
dc.contributor.authorRiphahn, Regina T.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-22en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-27T09:28:26Z-
dc.date.available2011-05-27T09:28:26Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/45709-
dc.description.abstractWe study the labor supply effects of a major change in child-subsidy policy in Germany in 2007 designed to both increase fertility and shorten birth-related employment interruptions. The reform involved a move from a means-tested maternity leave benefit system that paid a maximum of 300 Euro for up to two years to an income dependent benefit system that replaced two third of the pre-birth income for at most one year. As the reform took place very recently, we estimate the labor supply effect by using data drawn from the German Socio-Economic Panel on the intention of women to return to the labor market; notably whether women are likely to return and whether they intend to return quickly. Our results show that the reform yields most of the intended effects: The fraction of mothers who responded that they were going to return to the labor market within a year since the interview increased by 14 percentage points.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInst. for Labour Market Policy Evaluation |cUppsalaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aWorking paper // IFAU - Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation |x2009:5en_US
dc.subject.jelJ13en_US
dc.subject.jelJ21en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordFemale labor supplyen_US
dc.subject.keywordfertilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordchild subsidyen_US
dc.subject.keywordparents moneyen_US
dc.subject.stwElternzeiten_US
dc.subject.stwWirkungsanalyseen_US
dc.subject.stwFrauenerwerbstätigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsangeboten_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleFemale labor supply and parental leave benefits: The causal effect of paying higher transfers for a shorter period of timeen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn59350075Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US

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