How do parental leave policies affect relationship stability at home?

2018-10-30

Arizo Karimi's research on the effects of the Swedish reform in 1995, aimed at encouraging fathers to take some leave after the birth of a child, mentioned as an American Economic Association Research Highlight.

Arizo Karimi

Arizo Karimi is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics and co-author (with Daniel Avdic, University of Duisburg-Essen) of the paper Modern Family? Paternity Leave and Marital Stability published in  American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.

“I think our research points to [the idea that] breaking or deviating from social norms is costly,” said Arizo Karimi [...] “There may be tradeoff between short and long run impacts of policies that are designed to alter norms in society.”

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