Parenthood and Academic Career Trajectories with Ria Ivandic

Forthcoming in AEA Papers & Proceedings, 2024
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Gender Gaps from Labor Market Shocks with Ria Ivandic

Published in Labour Economics, 2023. Also avilable as a W.E. Upjohn Working Paper along with a non-technical summary.
Media: LSE Centrepiece, VoxEU.

Maternity Leave and Paternity Leave: Evidence on the Economic Impact of Legislative Changes in High Income Countries with Serena Canaan, Herdis Steingrimsdottir and Philip Rosenbaum

Published in Oxford Research Encyclopedias, 2022. Also available as IZA DP No. 15129.

Working Papers

Gender Norms and Specialization in Household Production: Evidence from a Danish Parental Leave Reform

Parental leave is viewed as crucial to alleviating the gender inequalities that arise upon parenthood, but policies are often ineffective. This paper examines the impact of expanding parental leave in Denmark. The results show that mothers increase their leave by 5 weeks, while the average leave duration of fathers remains unchanged. In turn, the earnings gap within couples increases. Leave duration is unaffected by relative earnings, and is instead highly consistent with the role of gender norms. I document both inter-generational spillovers from maternal labor supply and peer effects among sisters who take a longer leave if exposed to the reform-induced change in leave duration.

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Research in Progress

Does Earmarked Paternity Leave Shape Gender Norms?

with Henrik Kleven, Camille Landais, Philip Rosenbaum, Herdis Steingrimsdottir, and Jakob Søgaard

Intergenerational Transmission of Gender Segregation
Job Displacement, Inequality, and Domestic Violence

with Ria Ivandic

Violence at Work: Evidence from the Health Care Sector

with Sonia Bhalotra, Jan Köhler, Simon Reif, and Sabrina Schubert