Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/58341
Authors: 
Drange, Nina
Rege, Mari
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo working paper: Labour Markets 3833
Abstract: 
This paper investigates how mothers' decision to stay at home with young children affects their subsequent work careers. Identification is based on the introduction of the Cash-for-Care program in Norway in 1998, which increased mothers' incentives to withdraw from the labor market when their child was one and two years old. Our estimates demonstrate that the program had effects on earnings and full-time employment even when the child was no longer eligible for Cash-for-Care at ages four and five. However, from age six, we can no longer see any effects. The effects seem to dissipate because most mothers remained attached to the labor force through part-time employment.
Subjects: 
female labor supply
family
home production
parental leave
JEL: 
J13
J21
J24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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