Abstract

We infer the role of gender identity norms from the reallocation of childcare across parents, following changes in their relative wages. By exploiting variation from a Swedish tax reform, we estimate the elasticity of substitution in parental childcare for the whole population and for demographic groups potentially adhering to differently binding norms. We find that immigrant, married and male breadwinner couples, as well as couples with a male first-born, react more strongly to tax changes that induce a more traditional allocation of spouses’ time, while the respective counterpart couples react more strongly to tax changes that induce a more egalitarian division of labour.

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About the presenter's visit

Andrea Ichino will be visiting the School of Economics on 21.11.19. While here he will be using room 520A Colin Clark Building. If you would like to meet with him or have lunch or dinner with him please contact Rigissa Megalokonomou who will be his host while at The University of Queensland. Rigissa can be contacted on r.megalokonomou@uq.edu.au.

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Venue

Level 6, Colin Clark building
The University of Queensland
St Lucia campus
Room: 
629 (boardroom)