Does the Gap in Family‐friendly Policies Drive the Family Gap?*
Helena Nielsen (),
Marianne Simonsen () and
Mette Verner ()
Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2004, vol. 106, issue 4, 721-744
Segregation of the labour market into a family‐friendly and a non‐family‐friendly sector implies that women self‐select into sectors depending on institutional constraints, preferences for family‐friendly working conditions and expected wage differences. We take this sector dimension into account and find a severe penalty after birth‐related leave in the non‐family‐friendly sector, so that women who would be affected by this penalty self‐select into the family‐friendly sector. The penalty is a combination of a large human‐capital depreciation effect, a child penalty and no recovery.
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