Making Leave Easier: Better Compensation and Daddy-Only Entitlements

  title={Making Leave Easier: Better Compensation and Daddy-Only Entitlements},
  author={Ankita Patnaik},
  • Ankita Patnaik
  • Published 2014
  • Economics
  • In 2006, Quebec enacted a landmark reform to paid parental leave that greatly improved the generosity of entitlements and established a father's non-transferable right to paid leave. Using data from the Employment Insurance Coverage Survey and employing a diff erence-in-diff erences setup, I find that the reform was associated with a striking rise in fathers' participation: an increase of 52 percentage points in the probability of a father receiving parental leave benefi ts and an increase in… CONTINUE READING
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