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The Effects of Paternity Leave on Parents and Children ∗

  title={The Effects of Paternity Leave on Parents and Children ∗},
  author={Sara Cools and Jon H. Fiva and Lars Johannessen Kirkeb{\o}en},
Paternity leave is often discussed as a family policy measure to encourage more gender equality both at home and in the labor market, but empirical evidence on its effects is scarce. In this paper we use the precise timing of the introduction of the paternal quota in Norway to evaluate the effects of paternity leave on parents and children. We find that paternity leave reduces fathers’ earnings, but not that it benefits the labor market outcomes of mothers. On the contrary we document an… 
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