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Introduction of Paternity Leave: Expected Costs and Benefits in the Czech Republic

Author: Bc. Petra Jirůtková,
Year: 2018 - summer
Leaders: Mgr. Barbara Pertold-Gebicka M.A., Ph.D.
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Work type: Bachelors
Language: English
Pages: 51
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Link: https://is.cuni.cz/webapps/zzp/detail/191101/
Abstract: Although paternity leave policies have already been in place in a majority of European
Countries, paternity leave in the Czech Republic was introduced through legislation
change only in February 2018. In this thesis, we focus on an evaluation of expected
costs and benefits of paternity leave in the Czech Republic. Given the recent nature of
the policy change, we provide an ex ante analysis. This analysis compares the actual
situation as of 2016 with a hypothetical situation of implementing paternity leave
already in that year. Unlike the European Commission studies analysing the
introduction of paternity leave in other European countries, we take into account
heterogeneous propensities of different socio-economic groups taking paternity leave,
different scenarios of overall take-up rates and different on-the-job substitution rates for
fathers. We show that the lowest expected yearly costs were 427 million CZK, while the
highest calculated costs were 1.28 billion CZK. The lowest costs go hand in hand with
the lowest take-up rate and a higher substitution rate. On the contrary, the highest costs
were calculated for the highest take-up rate and a lower substitution rate.

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