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Social differentials in speed-premium effects in childbearing in Sweden
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology. (SPaDE)
2006 (English)In: Demographic Research, ISSN 1435-9871, Vol. 14, no 4, 51-70 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In Sweden, parents receive a parental-leave allowance of a high percentage (currently 80%) of their pre-birth salary for about a year in connection with any birth. If they space their births sufficiently closely, they avoid a reduction in the allowance caused by any reduced income earned between the births. The gain is popularly called a “speed premium”. In previous work we have shown that childbearing was sped up correspondingly. This is clear evidence of a causal effect of a policy change on childbearing behavior. In the present paper, we study how this change in behavior was adopted in various social strata of the Swedish population.

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2006. Vol. 14, no 4, 51-70 p.
Keyword [en]
fertility, fertility determinants, fertility trends, impacts of family policies, institutional effects, Sweden.
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Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-75117OAI: diva2:514320
Available from: 2012-04-10 Created: 2012-04-07 Last updated: 2012-04-10Bibliographically approved

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