Impact of a Reform Towards Shared Parental Leave on Continued Fertility in Norway and Sweden

  title={Impact of a Reform Towards Shared Parental Leave on Continued Fertility in Norway and Sweden},
  author={Ann-Zofie Duvander and Trude Lappeg{\aa}rd and Mats Johansson},
  journal={Population Research and Policy Review},
It has been argued that a generous family policy aimed at a gender-equal division of childcare and economic responsibility will have a positive impact on childbearing. In this study, we investigate whether fathers’ parental leave use is related to continued childbearing and whether there has been a policy effect on fertility behavior due to the introduction of the father’s quota in Norway and Sweden. Fathers’ parental leave use may affect fertility by easing women’s work burden at home and thus… 

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  • Youngcho Lee
  • Psychology
    Population Research and Policy Review
  • 2022
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