Unité mixte de recherche 7235

Mind the employment gap: an impact evaluation of the Czech “multi-speed” parental benefit reform

Alzbeta Mangarella

[en]Parental leave is a key policy tool for addressing work-life reconciliation issues inherent to parenthood, including maternal employment and its continuity. The 2004 Czech accession to the EU shed light on the scope of the employment gap between women with and without children at pre-school age, highest among all the OECD countries (41 pp). This is due to very long universal paid parental leave: 4 years per child. In order to tackle this gap and to conform to the EU trend, a major reform was designed in 2008, and this paper investigates its effects on mothers’ participation and employment. I use the Labour Force Survey to assess the effect of this reform on maternal employment and activity levels, thanks to a difference-in-differences identification strategy. The reform provided an extensive change in financial incentives in favour of shorter leaves, and I show that effects on return-to-work timing are large and significant. However, if mothers do respond to the incentive by advancing the timing of the return to work by one year, the eligibility restrictions as well as the public childcare shortage narrow – de facto – the scope of the effect, which merely compensates for the massive opposite trend induced in the 1990s.[/en]

AGENDA

lundi 12 décembre 2022

Law, Institutions and Economics in Nanterre (LIEN)

Clément Brébion (Copenhagen BS)

En salle 614 et en distanciel

Unemployment Insurance Eligibility and Employment Duration

mardi 13 décembre 2022

Développement Durable Environnement et Energie (DDEE)

Nicolas Astier (Paris School of Economics)

16h-17h

Riding together: eliciting travelers’ preferences for long-distance carpooling

mercredi 14 décembre 2022

Économies du monde musulman

Mohamed Touati Tliba (École Supérieure de Commerce, Alger)

The scientific wealth of nations with special reference to MENA region: a cross-country productivity analysis of academic research

jeudi 15 décembre 2022

Doctorants

Pablo Aguilar Perez

Profitability and solvency of French insurance companies in an environment of low interest rates

jeudi 15 décembre 2022

Groupe de travail « Intelligence artificielle »

Matthieu Latapy (LiP6, CNRS / Sorbonne Université)

Salle G614B

Résistance — Perturber les Infrastructures en Réseaux

jeudi 15 décembre 2022

Groupe de travail Economie Comportementale

Magali Dumontet

TBA

jeudi 5 janvier 2023

Lunch

Mehdi Aït-Hamlat, Florian Baudoin, Tanguy Bonnet

Nouveaux doctorants

mardi 10 janvier 2023

Développement Durable Environnement et Energie (DDEE)

Antoine Missemer (CNRS, CIRED Paris)

Pour une histoire alternative des rapports économie-environnement : à propos de ‘A History of Ecological Economic Thought’

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