Event

Motherhood and the cost of interruptions during job search by Arnaud Phillipe

Join Arnaud Phillipe for this event, which is part of the Applied Economics Research Seminar Series, Spring Term 2022

  • Thu 17 Mar 22

    16:00 - 17:30

  • Online

    Zoom

  • Event speaker

    Arnaud Phillipe

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    Applied Economics Research Seminar Series

  • Event organiser

    Economics, Department of

Join Arnaud Phillipe as they present Motherhood and the cost of interruptions during job search

Motherhood and the cost of interruptions during job search by Arnaud Phillipe

Join us for the latest Applied Economics Research Seminar Series event, Spring Term 2022.

Arnaud Phillipe from the Department of Economics at the University of Bristol will present their research on Motherhood and the cost of interruptions during job search.

The seminar will begin with a presentation and will end with a Q and A session.

Abstract

How does having children affect job search behavior? We analyze 400,000 unemployment spells following an involuntary job loss in France. To measure search behavior, we combine administrative data on online job applications and data from a mandatory survey at unemployment registration. To highlight the impact of childcare activities on mothers' search behavior, we analyze several types of changes in the public provision of childcare.  We show that the timing of job applications through the day, the week and the year mirrors much more closely school periods for mothers. We also estimate that a long-term reform raising children's school time persistently increased mothers' applications. We conclude that, on top of policies favoring work-life balance, policies helping mothers in their job search could also help reduce gender inequality on the labor market.

It will be held on zoom at 4pm on Thursday 17th March. This event is open to all levels of study and is also open to the public. To register your place and gain access to the webinar, please contact the seminar organisers.

This event is part of the Applied Economics Research Seminar Series.

 

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Contact the seminar organisers
Dr Michel Serafinelli Department of Economics
University of Essex
Dr Xiaoyu Xia Department of Economics
University of Essex

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