Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
The Gendering Effects of Sweden’s Gender-neutral Care Leave Policy
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
2011 (English)In: Population Review, Vol. 50, no 1, 156-169 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The current gender-neutral care leave for care of sick children program in Sweden provides parents with a

substantial number of publicly paid days per year. These are used when parents have to be absent from

work to care for a sick child who cannot attend public childcare. Although gender neutral from the start,

women still take the majority of days. We investigate whether the existing policy design plays a role in

the division of leave. We study the income cap in the program using individual-level register data for the

years 2005 and 2006. We show that there seems to be a clear effect of the income cap on the division of

leave: if only one partner has an income below the cap, he/she uses the majority of days. However,

analyses of a policy change that raised the cap reveal no effect on the division of leave.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 50, no 1, 156-169 p.
Keyword [en]
Care leave, difference-in-differences, gender, gender-neutral, gendering effects, policy effects, social policy, Sweden
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-69172DOI: 10.1353/prv.2011.0008OAI: diva2:475237
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2012-01-10 Created: 2012-01-10 Last updated: 2012-01-12Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Eriksson, Helen
By organisation
Department of Sociology
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 33 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link