Does the Gap in Family-friendly Policies Drive the Family Gap?
Helena Nielsen (),
Marianne Simonsen () and
Mette Verner ()
No 02-19, Working Papers from University of Aarhus, Aarhus School of Business, Department of Economics
A segregation of the labour market into a family-friendly and a non-family friendly sector has the effect that women self-select into the sectors depending on institutional constraints, preferences for family-friendly working conditions and expected wage differences. We find that neglecting the sector dimension tends to understate the effect of birth-related interruptions in both sectors. The combined effect of a large depreciation effect and no recovery means that females in the non-family friendly sector (e.g. private sector) are punished severely after childbirth. In the family friendly sector (e.g. public sector), we find complete catch up.
Keywords: Fertility; family gap; career interruptions; wages; public vs. private sector (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J13 J22 J33 J45 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 38 pages
Note: Published in Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 106(4), pp721-744, 2004
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