Data to analyze the effect of the 1990 Austrian parental leave reform on fertility and postbirth labor market careers. The data originate from the Austrian Social Security Database (ASSD) and where prepared by Lalive and Zweimueller (2009). The sample includes 6'180 women giving a childbirth (the first birth recorded in the ASSD data) between June and July 1990 and were eligible to benefit from the parental leave program.
A data frame with 6'180 observations on the following variables
binary. Additional birth 0-36 months after child birth.
binary. Additional birth 0-120 months after child birth.
binary. Return-to-work 0-36 months after child birth.
numeric. Return-to-work 0-120 months after child birth.
numeric. Employment (months/yr), 37-120 months after child birth.
numeric. Earnings (EUR/month), 37-120 months after child birth.
numeric. Employment (months/yr), 0-36 months after child birth.
numeric. Earnings (EUR/month), 0-36 months after child birth.
numeric. Length of parental leave of the first year after birth.
numeric. Length of parental leave of the second year after birth.
binary treatment variable. Indicates whether the child considered (the first recorded in the ASSD data) was born in June 1990 or in July 1990.
years in employment prior to birth.
years in unemployment prior to birth.
factor. Whether women has earnings at birth.
numeric. Earnings at birth.
factor. Whether the woman was employed in 1989.
factor. Whether woman is white collar worker.
numeric. Daily 1989 earnings.
ordered factor. Age.
factor. Industry where woman worked.
factor. The region where the woman lives.
The data are described in Lalive and Zweimueller (2009).
Austrian Social Security Database (ASSD). The data set is also available from https://sites.google.com/site/rafaellalive/research
Lalive, R. and J. Zweimueller (2009). Does Parental Leave Affect Fertility and Return-to-Work? Evidence from Two Natural Experiments. The Quarterly Journal of Economics 124(3), 1363–1402.
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