After Parental Leave

Incentives for Parents with Young Children to Return to the Labour Market

Published in: Publication for the committee on Employment and Social Affairs, Policy Department for Economic, Scientific and Quality of Life Policies (November 2020). doi (print): 10.2861/66002 ; doi (pdf): 10.2861/133137

Posted on RAND.org on November 25, 2020

by Joanna Hofman, Madeline Nightingale, Michaela Bruckmayer, Annemari de Silva, Natalie Picken, Linda Kunertova

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This study examines the employment situation of parents with young children in the EU and specifically, the factors that affect parents' return to the labour market. The paper identifies interventions that could help parents return to work after family-related leave and improve labour-market integration of unemployed or inactive parents. The study outlines possible additional actions at the EU level.

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