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The gender employment gap: the effects of extended maternity leave policy in Viet Nam

Tu Thi Ngoc Le and Ngoc Thi Bich Pham

No wp-2021-171, WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)

Abstract: This study seeks to determine the effect on the gender employment gap and women's employment of the extension of maternity leave from four months to six months in Viet Nam's 2012 Labor Code. To identify this effect, labour market outcomes of groups of women and men are compared. We use the national representative Viet Nam Household Living Standards Survey for 2008-16, with the difference-in-differences approach. The objective of this study is to provide evidence of the relationship between extensions of maternity leave and the gender employment gap in Viet Nam.

Keywords: Gender gap; Women's work; Female labour force participation; Maternity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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