Does Maternity Leave Encourage Higher birth Rates? An Analysis of the Australian Labour Market

This paper uses data from the 2003 HILDA Survey to assess the impact of maternity leave on the incidence of pregnancy among Australian women. The empirical analysis accounts for the fact that data on maternity leave is unobserved for non-working women and applies a Heckprobit selection model to cont...

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Volume: 9
Main Author: Risse, Leonora
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Place of publication: The Centre for Labour Market Research (CLMR), Curtin Business School 2006
published in: Australian Journal of Labour Economics (AJLE) Vol. 9; no. 4; pp. 343 - 370
Data of publication: 2006
Series: Australian Journal of Labour Economics (AJLE)
Online Access: available in Bonn?
Database: RePEc IDEAS
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