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Trapped at home: The effect of mothers' temporary labor market exits on their subsequent work career

Nina Drange and Mari Rege ()

Labour Economics, 2013, vol. 24, issue C, 125-136

Abstract: This paper investigates how mothers' decision to stay at home with young children affects their subsequent work careers. Identification is based on the introduction of the Cash-for-Care program in Norway in 1998, which increased mothers' incentives to withdraw from the labor market when their child was one and two years old. Our estimates demonstrate that, for mothers without a university degree or with pre-reform earnings below the median, the program had effects on earnings and full-time employment even when the child was no longer eligible for Cash-for-Care at ages four and five. However, from age six, we can no longer see any effects. Further analysis suggests that the effects dissipate because most mothers remained attached to the labor force through part-time employment.

Keywords: Female labor supply; Family; Home production; Parental leave (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J13 J21 J24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
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DOI: 10.1016/j.labeco.2013.08.003

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