The effect of self-employment on total leave time remained significant even after considering the child's sex and whether they were first born, the mother's age, income,Note 15 education, and other employment characteristics (Table A.1). For instance, by granting parents the right to take leave before and after childbirth and earmarking (significant) parts of the leave to mothers and other (smaller) parts to fathers, the system both promotes mothers' stronger involvement in child care and fathers' dedication to (and even importance in) the labor market (Boeckmann et al., 2015; Misra et al., 2007; Stier & Mandel, 2009). If there’s a problem with your child’s health, you can extend your leave by producing a medical certificate. This peculiar finding could then be an indication that fathers who increase their share of the leave as a response to the 1998 reform are hit harder by this crisis—that their increased commitment to their family releases a negative reward at the labor market in times of crises. I met the concerns pertaining to such less‐than‐perfectly balanced samples by controlling for these background characteristics in the models. Another type of leave is available for family and personal reasons. Also, the reform provides a small economic incentive for taking child‐care leave (the income reduction during the leave is at least 28% for a working parent). 1351 0 obj <>/Filter/FlateDecode/ID[<1BC43D53451DAA4D93DFD53FB6C0A7AA>]/Index[1323 54]/Info 1322 0 R/Length 134/Prev 305135/Root 1324 0 R/Size 1377/Type/XRef/W[1 3 1]>>stream All reforms increase the father's leave in days, even if the one implemented in 2002 reduces the father's share of the total leave. (2011) reached the opposite conclusion using evidence from Norway. Importantly, though, this coefficient became positive when I included the indicator of the leave taken by the mother in the model. The paternity leave hypothesis is that a longer leave increases a father's short‐ and long‐term involvement in child care, which in turn relieves some of the burdens of motherhood and enhances the mother's labor market participation and wages. Finally, the 2002 reform decreased the leave taken by men employed in both sectors, as could be expected.

On these grounds, I include the following additional set of outcome variables measuring household wage income: I have read and accept the Wiley Online Library Terms and Conditions of Use, Is there a career penalty for mothers' time out? The maximum length of a maternity leave is 18 weeks, and it can start either before or after your child is born—that’s up to you. This interpretation has spurred an interest in how father's leave affects the gender wage gap by possibly affecting both his own and the mother's labor market participation (Budig, Misra, & Boeckmann, 2016; Cools, Fiva, & Kirkebøen, 2011; Hart, Andersen, & Drange, 2016; Johansson, 2010; Rege & Solli, 2013). The 1994 reform granted all parents of children younger than age 9 the right to up to 52 weeks of paid leave per child, usable before the child turns 9 years old. From Table 2, we can see that most means for women (at least for years t + 2 and t + 3) are negative, indicating that, on average, women experience a wage drop after childbirth. Hence, before advising decision makers to increase gender equality using economic incentives, we need a deeper understanding of the conditions under which each reform is implemented. The father's leave had this effect mainly through increasing the mother's wages.

Read Cordell & Cordell reviews. If the child was part of a multiple birth (2% of the sample), received special medical care (15%), or was reported to be in good, fair, or poor health at birth (13%), no significant differences were found in mothers' total length of leave (Table A.2). In the analysis, I separate out these two reform effects by controlling for the absolute length of mother's leave and where possible pruning the samples to include only families where the reform does not affect the mother. You have to advise your employer in writing at least three weeks before you stop working. The basic plan gives you a longer leave, while the special plan pays higher benefits. A 2008 national study of employers found that 52 percent said they offer some pay to women on maternity leave, compared to 16 percent offering paid leave to men on paternity leave. The random error terms are rh and uh. The article also examines certain employment characteristics of the children's parents at the time of the survey, as well as health factors that might be associated with leave.

The results of the logistic regression models were analyzed using odds ratios. ��>^8�~�M�'�vG���v� �D�_��C�A�����M1*��ec��b6l�M7��؊�? You must advise your employer as soon as possible. Mothers who worked shifts had lower odds of taking any unpaid leave than those who worked regular hours. Overall, the findings suggest that there is a wide range in the length of leave taken in Quebec and in other Canadian jurisdictions. H�\�͊�0��y��C�5� B�-x���`��+�Q�=��;�)]؀���dU��v�,�w?�̲��0 wo@^��9���vf~�����("L�,�}��A��>ps��"W;\a-�7o�w�&W_�e-��}�7�X����b��f|mz�QH����y�`�_��2�L�:a3X��ƀo� D�(eq�Q

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First, however, tables PF2.1.A and PF2.1.B and charts PF2.1.A-PF2.1.C summarise paid leave entitlements. This article provides a snapshot of leave patterns using data from the 2010 Survey of Young Canadians (SYC), conducted in 2010-2011.

Definitions Maternity leave: leave from work for mothers in the period immediately preceding and following birth. In fact, during the period covered by the five reforms selected for this study, we see two relevant time trends.

However, the drop is smaller in most of the after‐reform samples. After A Reduction Of Income, Due To COVID-19, Can I Reduce My Spousal And Child Support? According to the literature, the actual and expected gender‐specific division of labor affects the gender wage gap and suggests that women's responsibilities in child birth and child care are vital in reducing mother's wages. of sharable weeks increased to 32, Full wage compensation during first 32/28 weeks (sector specific), 90% of previous wages (but with a max of 465 USD per week) during remaining 16/18 weeks, Couples with no public sector affiliation, Couples with no private sector affiliation, Balancing statistics from the matching procedure. They investigated a reform that increased the total number of weeks of leave in Norway from 35 to 42, with 4 weeks earmarked to the fathers.

The first reform increased the number from 2 to 4, and the second reform reversed the first, reducing the number from 4 back to 2.

This 2‐year window prevents potential seasonal variations in births from influencing my results.

In addition, no differences in total length of leave were observed between mothers who worked full time and those who worked part time. These studies show that family‐friendly policies induce a larger welfare state that forms a preferred labor market for women due to both the short and flexible work hours and their reliable implementations of mother's rights. That final point illustrates that though fathers are not the ones actually giving birth or having to recover from the pain of childbirth, the father’s role is just as important in supporting his family in the weeks and months following childbirth. Cultural attitudes towards work and child rearing as well as shifting societal opinions relating to work-life balance are at the heart of the policy decisions and revisions pertaining to parental leave laws. Éducaloi provides general information about the law that applies in Québec. This article departs from the growing literature on how the father's paternity leave affects the mother's labor market participation and thus, the gender wage gap, but it offers a novel approach for understanding when a father's uptake of paternity leave may matter. Most Canadian children have mothers who take paid leave, Government leave programs for parents in Canada and Quebec, Relative to children in the rest of Canada, those living in Quebec are more likely to have a father who takes leave, Mothers who work full time are more likely to take leave, Fathers working full time are less likely to take leave, Self-employment associated with shorter leave for mothers, Mothers' leave affected by post-partum depression, Children with special medical needs at birth have fathers who take longer leave.