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February 20, 2019

Do parents work more when children start school? Evidence from the Netherlands

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When children start school, parents save time and/or money. In this paper, we empirically examine the impact of these changes to the family's budget constraint on parents' working hours. Labor supply is theoretically expected to increase for parents who used to spend time taking care of their children, but to decrease for fulltime working parents because of an income effect: child care expenses drop.

February 14, 2019

Automatic Reaction – What Happens to Workers at Firms that Automate?

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We find that automation increases the probability to leave the firm by 8 percentage points.

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