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Warum Vaeter ihre Erwerbstaetigkeit (nicht) unterbrechen. Mikrooekonomische versus in der Persoenlichkeit des Vaters begruendete Determinanten der Inanspruchnahme von Elternzeit durch Vaeter (Why Fathers (Don’t) Take Parental Leave. Microeconomic vs. Personality Based Determinants)

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  • Ann-Cathrin Vogt
  • Kerstin Pull

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Der Beitrag untersucht die Determinanten der Inanspruchnahme von Elternzeit durch Vaeter in Deutschland. Zwar stieg der Anteil der Vaeter in Elternzeit seit der Elterngeldreform im Jahr 2007 kontinuierlich an, doch stellen Vaeter immer noch die Minderheit der Elternzeit-Beansprucher. Im theoretischen Teil des Beitrags werden mikrooekonomische und an der Persoenlichkeit des Vaters anknuepfende Determinanten fuer und wider die Inanspruchnahme der Elternzeit durch Vaeter einander gegenuebergestellt. Die empirische UEberpruefung der Hypothesen erfolgt anhand eines originaeren Datensatzes, welcher im Rahmen einer Online-Befragung unter berufstaetigen Vaetern in Deutschland, deren Kind(er) nach dem 01.01.2001 geboren wurde(n), erhoben wurde. Die Stichprobe umfasst 1.290 Vaeter, von denen 484 Elternzeiterfahrung haben. Eine logistische Regressionsanalyse mit der abhaengigen Variable „Inanspruchnahme von Elternzeit durch den Vater: ja – nein“ zeigt, dass die Entscheidung des Vaters staerker von oekonomischen Determinanten bestimmt wird als von seiner Persoenlichkeit. Ein weiterer bedeutsamer Faktor ist das Geschlechterrollenverstaendnis des Vaters. (This paper explores the determinants of a father’s decision to take parental leave. While the number of fathers in Germany taking parental leave has substantially increased since the recent reform in 2007, fathers still represent the minority when it comes to the total number of parental leave takers. From a theoretical perspective we distinguish microeconomic and personality based determinants of a father’s decision to take parental leave. Our empirical analysis is based on an original data set collected in an online survey of working fathers in Germany with children born after January 1st, 2001. Our sample contains 1,290 fathers, 484 of whom have taken parental leave. The econometric analysis reveals that a father’s decision to take parental leave is more strongly influenced by economic determinants than by the father’s personality. Furthermore, the father’s perception of gender roles is of significant importance.)

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Article provided by Rainer Hampp Verlag in its journal Zeitschrift fuer Personalforschung.

Volume (Year): 24 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 49-68

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Handle: RePEc:rai:zfpers:doi_10.1688/1862-0000_zfp_2010_01_vogt

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