21 September 2021

CEBI research on earmarked parental leave

Jakob Egholt Søgaard and Thomas H. Jørgensen’s research on Welfare Reforms and the Division of Parental Leave shows that more than one out of four fathers do not intend to use the earmarked nine weeks of paternity leave that the Danish Government has proposed. This means that the parental leave will be lost.

The debate about the earmarked paternity leave is lively, and Jakob and Thomas contributes to it with their research results in the Danish newspaper Jyllandsposten:

Based on Danish register data on Danish parents to children born between 2008 -2015 they have developed a model to simulate the effect of the new distribution of leave that was recently presented.

You can read the full article in Jyllandsposten here

Read more about the research in the CEBI working paper here.