Discussion Paper Series in Economics, Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)
Work and Wage Dynamics around Childbirth.
() and Astrid Kunze
Abstract: This study investigates how the first childbirth affects
the wage processes of women who are well-established in the labour market.
We estimate a flexible …fixed-effects wage regression model extended by
post-childbirth…fixed effects. We use register data on West Germany and
exploit the expansionary family policy during the late 1980s and 1990s for
identification. On their return to work after childbirth, mothers’wages
drop by 3 to 5.7 per cent per year of leave. We find negative selection
back to full-time work after childbirth. We discuss policy implications
regarding statistical discrimination and results concerning the family
Keywords: Wages; parental leave; human capital; control function.; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: C23; J24; J31; (follow links to similar papers)
32 pages, February 29, 2012
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