Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Reforming the Welfare StateRecovery and Beyond in Sweden$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Richard B. Freeman, Birgitta Swedenborg, and Robert H. Topel

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780226261928

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226261911.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CHICAGO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.chicago.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Chicago Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CHSO for personal use (for details see www.chicago.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 15 October 2018

Policies Affecting Work Patterns and Labor Income for Women

Policies Affecting Work Patterns and Labor Income for Women

(p.57) 2 Policies Affecting Work Patterns and Labor Income for Women
Reforming the Welfare State

Ann-Sofie Kolm

Edward P. Lazear

University of Chicago Press

This chapter analyzes the effects of child care subsidies and other policies on female labor supply decisions in a life cycle context that has not been fully considered in the previous literature. Child care subsidies and three other policies that impact women's labor supply—paid parental leave, in-work benefits, and tax relief on substitutes for household goods and services—are considered. The chapter develops a new model to examine the impact of the policies on the work outcomes, and links the model to observed behavior. The chapter concludes that the programs in that model strengthen the economic independence of women. They create a high excess burden by being financed through higher taxes, but because the benefits go disproportionately to women, while the costs are borne disproportionately by men, the policies aid women.

Keywords:   child care subsidies, policies, work patterns, labor supply, women

Chicago Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.