Parental leave regulations, mothers’ labor force attachment and fathers’ childcare involvement: evidence from a natural experiment

  title={Parental leave regulations, mothers’ labor force attachment and fathers’ childcare involvement: evidence from a natural experiment},
  author={Jochen Kluve and Marcus Tamm},
  journal={Journal of Population Economics},
In 2007, Germany implemented a generous parental leave regulation in order to make parenthood more attractive and more compatible with a working career, especially for mothers. We evaluate the reform using a natural experiment that compares outcomes of parents with children born shortly after and before the coming into effect of the law, and find a significant decrease in mothers’ employment probability during the 12 months after giving birth, and an increase in mothers’ employment probability… Expand

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