How Swiss family policy affects mothers’ labor force participation
How much does a mother’s individual characteristics influence the impact of family policy on her labor market participation? In the current issue of Governance (24.2, April 2011), Isabelle Stadelmann-Steffen of Universität Konstanz (right) explores this question, using data from the Swiss Labor Force Survey. She finds that family policies most strongly influence women with medium levels of education, for whom labor market participation is regarded as optional. High cash benefits to families tends to reduce participation by women with lower levels of education. Read the article: Dimensions of Family Policy and Female Labor Market Participation.