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Paid parental leave and families' living arrangements / Kamila Cygan-Rehm (Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg), Daniel Kühnle (Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg and IZA), Regina T. Riphahn (Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg and IZA) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserCygan-Rehm, Kamila In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen ; Kühnle, Daniel In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen ; Riphahn, Regina T. In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, May 2018
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 11533
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-156842 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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We examine how a paid parental leave reform causally affected families' living arrangements. The German reform we examine replaced a means-tested benefit with a universal transfer paid out for a shorter period. Combining a regression discontinuity with a difference-in-differences design, we find that the reform increased the probability that a newborn lives with non-married cohabiting parents. This effect results from a reduced risk of single parenthood among women who gained from the reform. We reject the economic independence hypothesis and argue that the reform effects for those who benefited from the reform are consistent with hypotheses related to the improved financial situation of new mothers after the reform and increased paternal involvement in childcare.