PERSPECTIVE ARTICLE: The impact of Nordic countries’ family friendly policies on employment, wages, and children

  title={PERSPECTIVE ARTICLE: The impact of Nordic countries’ family friendly policies on employment, wages, and children},
  author={Nabanita Datta Gupta and Nina Smith and Mette Verner},
  journal={Review of Economics of the Household},
The Nordic countries at the same time exhibit a remarkably high participation rate of mothers and a more moderate decline in fertility rates compared to other Western countries. This has been attributed to the fact that the welfare state model and, especially, the family friendly policies chosen in the Nordic countries are unique. In this paper we evaluate the impact of Nordic countries’ family friendly policies on employment, wages and children’s well-being. We demonstrate that, although the… Expand

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