Working Papers in Economics, Department of Economics, University of Bergen
The Impact of a Cash Benefit Reform on Parentsí Labour Force Participation.
Abstract: This paper evaluates the impact of a recent Norwegian
family policy reform. The reform provides benefits of up to NOK 3000 per
month to all families with 1-3 year old children, who do not utilise state
subsidised day care centres. We investigate the reformís effect on parentsí
labour force participation. Our findings suggest that, on average, womenís
labour force participation decreases and specialisation of work between
couples increases after the reform. When we evaluate the reformís impact in
association with womenís schooling we find that the decrease in the labour
force participation of mothers who have university level schooling is
larger as compared with mothers who have less than university schooling.
Keywords: Public policy; Cash benefits; Specialisation; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: I38; J16; J22; (follow links to similar papers)
20 pages, April 30, 2002
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