Work-Family Reconciliation Policies: Good or Bad for Gender Employment Inequalities?

Sarah L. Kostecki (University of Luxembourg)

In the work-family policy literature a debate persists about whether generous work-family reconciliation policies promotes women’s employment, but have adverse consequences for women’s attainment. In this article, Kostecki presents seven new, disaggregated, precise, and multidimensional indicators for leave and ECEC across 24 high-income countries and relationships among the indicators. In a second step, she then evaluates the relationships between the policy dimensions and gender gaps in employment and annual earnings.

Full article is available here.

September 16, 2021 | News