publication . Article . Other literature type . Research . Report . 2017

Paid Family Leave and Fathers' Leave-Taking

Ann Bartel; Maya Rossin-Slater; Christopher Ruhm; Jenna Stearns; Jane Waldfogel;
Open Access
  • Published: 06 Nov 2017 Journal: Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, volume 37, pages 10-37 (issn: 0276-8739, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
This paper provides quasi-experimental evidence on the impact of paid leave legislation on fathers' leave-taking, as well as on the division of leave between mothers and fathers in dual-earner households. Using difference-in-difference and difference-in-difference-in-difference designs, we study California's Paid Family Leave (CA-PFL) program, which is the first source of government-provided paid parental leave available to fathers in the United States. Our results show that fathers in California are 0.9 percentage points – or 46 percent relative to the pre-treatment mean – more likely to take leave in the first year of their children's lives when CA-PFL is avai...
Subjects
free text keywords: J2, J13, J18, father's leave-taking, leave-sharing, General Business, Management and Accounting, Sociology and Political Science, Public Administration, Legislation, Parental leave, Economics, Family Leave, Labour economics, ddc:330
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