Seminar - Maternal Employment Effects of Paid Parental
We study the short, medium, and longer run employment effects of a substantial change in the parental leave benefit program in Germany. In 2007, a means-tested parental leave transfer program that had paid benefits for up to two years was replaced by an earnings related transfer which paid benefits for up to one year. The reform generated winners and losers with heterogeneous response incentives. We find that the reform speeds up the labor market return of all mothers after benefit expiration. Likely pathways for this substantial reform effect are changes in social norms and mothers' preferences for economic independence.
About the presenter
Annette Bergemann is a reader in Economics at the Department of Economics at the University of Bristol. Her research interest includes evaluation of active labor market programs, health economics, employment and unemployment dynamics.
Date & Location
March 4, 13.00 - 14.00