Do "Institutional Complementarities" Foster Female Labour Force Participation?

Saturday, 4 July 2015: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
TW1.2.04 (Tower One)
Olivier Thevenon, I.N.E.D., Paris, France
I analyse the response of female labour force participation to policies supporting the work-life balance, with country-level data from the early 1980s for 18 OECD countries. It includes an original analysis of interactions and complementarity between different policy measures, as well as of potential variations in the influence of policies across different family policy regimes. The results highlight the effect of the expansion of childcare services coverage on women’s labour market participation which is greater in countries with an overall higher support to working mothers. But the influence of each single policy measure varies across regimes.