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Estimation of the optimal length of maternity leave

Author: Bc. Barbora Chochláčová
Year: 2016 - summer
Leaders: Mgr. Barbara Pertold-Gebicka M.A., Ph.D.
Work type: Bachelors
Language: English
Pages: 49
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Abstract: Although the whole world nowadays deals with inequity between men and women in different
fields, gender wage gap is in most of the countries still very significant. My bachelor thesis
begins with the introduction of the gender wage gap concept, mostly based on the literature
review focusing on this issue. In more detail I describe the Czech Republic and development
of earnings inequity in this country. It is believed that one of the factors which affect the gap
is parental leave and its legislation, what is also the key question for my analysis. That is why
I dedicate the second part of my work to differences in maternity and parental leave among
various countries, which I again end with the closer look at the situation in the Czech
Republic. The last part is empirical, where I try to answer research questions like what the
relationship between parental leave and gender wage gap is or whether there is perhaps some
optimal length of the leave according to labour market outcome of women relative to men. I
observe that the important aspect for parents is whether an employer offers them jobprotection.


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