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Sven Stöwhase and Teodora Shipanova
''Seasonal effects in the use of paternity leave in Germany''
( 2016, Vol. 36 No.1 )
This short note uses a large administrative data set on the use of parental leave in Germany to explore whether fathers take paternity leave more often in some months than in others. Our results indicate that paternity leave is taken to a significantly greater extent during summer - independent from when the child is exactly born. Moreover, these seasonal effects are more pronounced when the total leave is shorter.
Keywords: Paternity Leave, Seasonal Effects, Germany
JEL: H2 - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue: General
D1 - Household Behavior: General
Manuscript Received : Nov 02 2015 Manuscript Accepted : Mar 17 2016

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