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Potential Access to Maternity and Parental Benefits in Canada: Implications of the Switch from UI to EI

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  • Phipps, S.A.

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This paper uses micro data from the 1988/89/90 Labour Market Activities Survey to study some behavioural implications of the Canadian maternity/parental benefits system. We find, first, that fertility behaviour is not significantly influenced by the availability of benefits, and, second, that there is no evidence that women adjusted their labour-supply behaviour in order to gain access to benefits. We also examine who is potentially eligible for maternity/parental benefits.

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Paper provided by Dalhousie, Department of Economics in its series Department of Economics at Dalhousie University working papers archive with number 98-02.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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Handle: RePEc:dal:wparch:98-02

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Keywords: LABOUR SUPPLY ; UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ; FERTILITY ; CHILDREN;

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  1. Adrienne ten Cate, 2003. "The Impact of Provincial Maternity and Parental Leave Policies on Employment Rates of Women with Young Children in Canada," Department of Economics Working Papers 2003-03, McMaster University.

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