Parental Leave and Children's Schooling Outcomes: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from a Large Parental Leave Reform

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Natalia Danzer; Victor Lavy;
(2013)
  • Publisher: Bonn: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
  • Subject: human capital | cognitive skills | child development | J22 | parental leave reform | J13 | J24 | Wirkungsanalyse | maternal employment | Elternzeit | Kinder | parental leave reform, maternal employment, human capital, child development, cognitive skills | Österreich | Bildungsniveau
    • jel: jel:J13 | jel:J24 | jel:J22
      ddc: ddc:330

This paper investigates the question whether long-term human capital outcomes are affected by the duration of maternity leave, i.e. by the time mothers spend at home with their newborn before returning to work. Employing RD and difference-in-difference approaches, this ... View more
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