Gender-Equalizing Family Policies and Mothers' Entry into Paid Work: Recent Evidence From Norway

@article{Rnsen2015GenderEqualizingFP,
  title={Gender-Equalizing Family Policies and Mothers' Entry into Paid Work: Recent Evidence From Norway},
  author={Marit R{\o}nsen and Ragni Hege Kitter{\o}d},
  journal={Feminist Economics},
  year={2015},
  volume={21},
  pages={59 - 89}
}
ABSTRACT Universal parental leaves with job protection and earnings compensation increase women's labor market attachment, but very long leaves may have negative consequences at both individual and societal levels. Using panel data from the period 1996–2010, we study whether it is possible to offset the potential negative effects on women's labor supply of long parental leaves by policies targeted especially at fathers, and policies making formal daycare cheaper and more easily available… Expand
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