PL: Effect of parental leave policy

Description Usage Format Details Source References

Description

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.

Usage

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Format

A data frame with 6'180 observations on the following variables

uncb3

binary. Additional birth 0-36 months after child birth.

uncb10

binary. Additional birth 0-120 months after child birth.

uncj3

binary. Return-to-work 0-36 months after child birth.

uncj10

numeric. Return-to-work 0-120 months after child birth.

pbexp10

numeric. Employment (months/yr), 37-120 months after child birth.

pbinc_tot10

numeric. Earnings (EUR/month), 37-120 months after child birth.

pbexp3

numeric. Employment (months/yr), 0-36 months after child birth.

pbinc_tot3

numeric. Earnings (EUR/month), 0-36 months after child birth.

ikar3

numeric. Length of parental leave of the first year after birth.

ikar4

numeric. Length of parental leave of the second year after birth.

july

binary treatment variable. Indicates whether the child considered (the first recorded in the ASSD data) was born in June 1990 or in July 1990.

bd

child's birthday.

workExp

years in employment prior to birth.

unEmpl

years in unemployment prior to birth.

zeroLabEarn

factor. Whether women has earnings at birth.

laborEarnings

numeric. Earnings at birth.

employed

factor. Whether the woman was employed in 1989.

whiteCollar

factor. Whether woman is white collar worker.

wage

numeric. Daily 1989 earnings.

age

ordered factor. Age.

industry, industry.SL

factor. Industry where woman worked.

region, region.SL

factor. The region where the woman lives.

Details

The data are described in Lalive and Zweimueller (2009).

Source

Austrian Social Security Database (ASSD). The data set is also available from https://sites.google.com/site/rafaellalive/research

References

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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