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The Swedish parental benefit and its effects on childbearing: - An empirical study of whether raised compensation levels within the parental benefit cause increased probabilities of having children
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this study I analyze the Swedish parental benefit system focusing on a certain component, the basic level, and its effects on childbearing. The basic level consists of a fixed monetary amount given to parents. The compensation level was raised three times between 2002 and 2004, which would, according to economic theories, imply increased incentives for having children. I use longitudinal data of women in fertile age between 1993 and 2005. Applying a difference-in-differences model on comparison groups based on region of birth I conclude that the policy changes probably did not cause increased probabilities of having children.

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2010. , p. 38
Keywords [en]
parental benefit, fertility, childbearing, difference-in-differences, logistic regression
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-126588OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-126588DiVA, id: diva2:325203
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2010-06-18 Created: 2010-06-17 Last updated: 2010-06-18Bibliographically approved

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