Women’s career choices, social norms and child care policies

Barigozzi, Francesca ; Cremer, Helmuth ; Roeder, Kerstin (2017) Women’s career choices, social norms and child care policies. Bologna: Dipartimento di Scienze economiche DSE, p. 34. DOI 10.6092/unibo/amsacta/5495. In: Quaderni - Working Paper DSE (1094). ISSN 2282-6483.
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Abstract

Our model explains the observed gender-specific patterns of career and child care choices through endogenous social norms. We study how these norms interact with the gender wage gap. We show that via the social norm a couple’s child care and career choices impose an externality on other couples, so that the laissez-faire is inefficient. We use our model to study the design and effectiveness of three commonly used policies. We find that child care subsidies and women quotas can be effective tools to mitigate or eliminate the externality. Parental leave, however, may even intensify the externality and decrease welfare.

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Monograph (Working Paper)
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Barigozzi, FrancescaUniversità di Bologna0000-0002-4071-5161
Cremer, HelmuthToulouse School of Economics
Roeder, KerstinUniversity of Augsburg
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Social norms, child care, women's career choices, child care subsidies, women quotas, parental leave
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2282-6483
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15 Feb 2018 09:52
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