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Modern Family? Paternity Leave and Marital Stability




Speaker: Dr Daniel Avdic (University of Duisburg-Essen)

Series: Department of Economics Seminar Series 2016-17

We study the effects of unanticipated changes to the intra-household division of parental leave on family stability exploiting two parental leave reforms in Sweden. Using a fuzzy regression discontinuity design, we find that a decrease in the mother’s share of parental leave increases the probability of separation among couples that were married or cohabiting at the time of the reforms. Our results also suggest a lower likelihood of cohabiting couples to upgrade to marriage. Examination of reform compliers reveal that the increased separation risk is mainly driven by more traditional couples, and among couples with previous children.

This seminar is part of the Department of Economics Seminar Series 2016-17. The seminars are open to all - no registration necessary.

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3.00pm - 4.30pmWednesday 2nd November 2016

D111 Rhind Building City, University of London St. John Street London EC1R 0JD United Kingdom

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Sotiris Georganas

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