Britze, Andrea (2014). Welfare State Incentives for Maternal Labor Supply - Individual and Country Level Evidence. PhD thesis, Universität zu Köln.


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Within the social sciences, welfare state research is a very good example of how research questions have been adapted to changing circumstances and realities and how analyses have consistently built on previously accumulated knowledge. In this manner, welfare state research has become more and more sensitive to the specific relation between the welfare state and the women who live in it, moving from research approaches that revolved around the typical male full-time worker to approaches that took the particular situation and needs of women and mothers into account. Yet, even feminist welfare state research is missing comprehensive welfare state comparisons that strictly focus on the very specific incentives created by welfare states to enhance female and especially maternal labor supply. The present study is based on 27 labor supply incentives from the fields of parental leave, early childhood education and care, school policy, employment law and taxation and allowances which are, for the most part, available for 22 OECD countries and which have been assembled in the FEMMES Dataset (Female and Maternal Employment Support) compiled for the purpose of the present study. These 27 incentives are not only used to compare welfare states at the country level, to suggest new country clusters and to study three countries in-depth: Canada, Norway and Germany, but also to analyse the influence of these incentives on the probability of maternal labor supply on the individual level.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Britze, Andreaandrea.carvallo@dgb.deUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-56659
Date: 2014
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Management, Economy and Social Sciences
Divisions: Ehemalige Fakultäten, Institute, Seminare > Faculty of Management, Economy and Social Sciences > no entry
Subjects: Social sciences
Political science
Uncontrolled Keywords:
Vereinbarkeit von Beruf und Familie, Anreize für Müttererwerbstätigkeit, Wohlfahrtsstaat, ArbeitsangebotstheorieGerman
Reconciliation of work and family life, incentives for maternal employment, welfare state, labor supply theoryEnglish
Date of oral exam: 13 July 2012
NameAcademic Title
Andreß, Hans-JürgenProf. Dr.
Wagner, MichaelProf. Dr.
Refereed: Yes


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