Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/96501
Authors: 
Hoherz, Stefanie
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 647
Abstract: 
This research examines re-entry into the labour force for mothers after maternity leave. The empirical analysis focuses on the first twenty-two years of post-reunification Germany, using proportional hazards models. Results show that the re-entry into part-time employment is primarily affected by the mother's own resources and former career, the return to full-time work is more linked to the partner's resources. This behaviour is especially prevalent in families where the mother has a higher earning potential than the father, a group having the highest re-entry chances into full-time employment. The results concerning experiences of unemployment for the male partner show that mothers try to compensate uncertainties with increased labour force participation.
Subjects: 
maternal employment
added-worker effect
proportional hazard
Germany
JEL: 
D13
J22
J64
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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