Parental Leave Take-Up of Fathers in Luxembourg

Parental Leave Take-Up of Fathers in Luxembourg Popul Res Policy Rev https://doi.org/10.1007/s11113-018-9470-8 ORI G INAL RESEARCH 1 2 Nevena Zhelyazkova Gilbert Ritschard Received: 7 November 2016 / Accepted: 17 May 2018 Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract The study uses administrative data from Luxembourg to investigate fathers’ decisions to use parental leave. We focus on two measures of opportunity cost: the difference between the parental leave benefit and the salary of the father and the mean salary growth for a period of 6 months for each father. The first measure captures the direct opportunity cost, while the second is a proxy for foregone promotion opportunities. We use Cox proportional hazards model for the analysis. The results suggest a negative relationship between foregone income and taking parental leave. Surprisingly, salary growth appears to be positively related to the hazard of taking parental leave. Coefficients of control variables are in line with previous findings: fathers are more likely to use parental leave if they work in larger organization and for the first child. Keywords Work–family reconciliation  Parental leave  Father and parental leave Introduction This paper analyses the factors related to male use of parental leave, a topic of growing importance in policy-making, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Population Research and Policy Review Springer Journals

Parental Leave Take-Up of Fathers in Luxembourg

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Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 by Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature
Subject
Social Sciences; Demography; Sociology, general; Population Economics
ISSN
0167-5923
eISSN
1573-7829
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11113-018-9470-8
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Popul Res Policy Rev https://doi.org/10.1007/s11113-018-9470-8 ORI G INAL RESEARCH 1 2 Nevena Zhelyazkova Gilbert Ritschard Received: 7 November 2016 / Accepted: 17 May 2018 Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract The study uses administrative data from Luxembourg to investigate fathers’ decisions to use parental leave. We focus on two measures of opportunity cost: the difference between the parental leave benefit and the salary of the father and the mean salary growth for a period of 6 months for each father. The first measure captures the direct opportunity cost, while the second is a proxy for foregone promotion opportunities. We use Cox proportional hazards model for the analysis. The results suggest a negative relationship between foregone income and taking parental leave. Surprisingly, salary growth appears to be positively related to the hazard of taking parental leave. Coefficients of control variables are in line with previous findings: fathers are more likely to use parental leave if they work in larger organization and for the first child. Keywords Work–family reconciliation  Parental leave  Father and parental leave Introduction This paper analyses the factors related to male use of parental leave, a topic of growing importance in policy-making,

Journal

Population Research and Policy ReviewSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 4, 2018

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