The Economic Consequences of Family Policies
Project funded by own resources
Project title The Economic Consequences of Family Policies
Principal Investigator(s) Schmidheiny, Kurt
Project Members Roth, Anja Katharina
Organisation / Research unit Departement Wirtschaftswissenschaften / Angewandte Ökonometrie (Schmidheiny)
Project start 01.08.2014
Probable end 31.07.2019
Status Completed

Even though the wage and employment gap between genders has been closing over the last couple of decades, a noticeable spread still persists. A large part of this gap can be attributed to the different life employment patterns of men and women, especially after the birth of a child. In this project, we evaluate the effect of three policies aiming for the enhancement of gender equality. We investigate their effect on parental employment, as well as on people’s attitudes towards parental employment and the partitioning of family responsibilities among parents.


Keywords Family Policy, Employment, Childcare, Gender Equality
Financed by University funds
Other funds

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