DOES PAID PATERNITY LEAVE TAKING IMPACT MOTHERS’ WAGES TWO YEARS AFTER THE BIRTH OF A CHILD? EVIDENCE FROM THE NATIONAL LONGITUDINAL SURVEY OF YOUTH 1997
Paid family leave policies are a popular topic with both policymakers and CEOs and offer a potential solution for decreasing the wage penalty women who become mothers face. Studies have shown that the impact of maternity leave taking on women’s earnings is mixed, but less studied is the impact of paid leave policies on paternity leave taking, particularly with regard to how it affects spouses’ income. This study uses NLSY97 data to conduct a propensity score matching analysis to determine the relationship between paid paternity leave taking and spouses’ income two years after the birth of a child. A statistically significant relationship between paid paternity leave taking and spouses’ income is not found. Further study should include information on maternity leave taking—both paid and unpaid—as well as a larger sample of paid paternity leave takers with corresponding data on spouse’s leave taking to better estimate the true relationship between paid paternity leave taking and spouses’ income.
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