Does Paternity Leave Matter for Female Employment in Developing Economies? Evidence from Firm Data
10 Pages Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Date Written: March 1, 2016
For a sample of 53 developing countries, the results show that women's employment among private firms is significantly higher in countries that mandate paternity leave versus those that do not. A conservative estimate suggests an increase of 6.8 percentage points in the proportion of women workers associated with the mandating of paternity leave.
Keywords: Gender and Economics, Private Sector Development Law, Marketing, Private Sector Economics, Gender and Poverty, Gender and Economic Policy, Economics and Gender
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