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Wage Dips and Drops around First Birth

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dc.creator Kunze, Astrid
dc.creator Ejrnaes, Mette
dc.date 2004
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-16T07:09:30Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-16T07:09:30Z
dc.date.issued 2013-10-16
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20246
dc.identifier ppn:378765302
dc.identifier.uri http://koha.mediu.edu.my:8181/xmlui/handle/10419/20246
dc.description We use a rich longitudinal data set for West Germany to disentangle the wage effects for female workers around first birth. Data on daily real wages reveal a dip in women's real wages shortly before giving birth and a drop of 10 to 20 percent after finishing maternity leave and returning to the labour market. To pinpoint what drives the movement in wages around the first birth, we analyse the wages of women, taking into account the potential correlation of the duration of individual interruptions due to parental leave with other unobserved individually specific factors and non random sample selection. In order to identify the causes of the movements in wages we exploit the panel structure of the data, regional variations in access to child care and female unemployment rates, as well as policy changes, which increased the maximum duration of parental leave from 6 months to 3 years.
dc.language eng
dc.relation IZA Discussion paper series 1011
dc.rights http://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen
dc.subject C23
dc.subject J31
dc.subject J13
dc.subject ddc:330
dc.subject female wages
dc.subject panel data
dc.subject instrumental variable estimation
dc.subject Frauenarbeitslohn
dc.subject Mütter
dc.subject Schätzung
dc.subject Deutschland
dc.title Wage Dips and Drops around First Birth
dc.type doc-type:workingPaper

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