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Cash-for-care use and union dissolution in Finland

Julkaisun tekijät: Morosow Kathrin, Jalovaara Marika, Härkönen Juho
Kustantaja: Stockholm University Demography Unit
Paikka: Stockholm
Julkaisuvuosi: 2018
Sarjan nimi: Stockholm Research Reports in Demography (SRRD)
Numero sarjassa: 18
ISSN: 2002-617X


Prominent theories have long suggested that couples’ gendered division of labor decreases the risk of separation. Family policies such as the Finnish cash-for-care (CFC) benefit, which is paid if a young child does not attend public daycare, may encourage a gendered division of labor, at least temporarily. Using Finnish register data, this study examines the effect of receiving the CFC benefit on the short- and long-term risks of separation. Discrete-time event history analyses suggest a lower separation risk while the benefit is taken, but no effect in the long term. Fixed-effects models for non-repeated events indicate postponement of separation during benefit take-up, as well as selection into longer periods of CFC use for couples with higher latent propensity to separate. It is concluded that the CFC benefit use, signaling a gendered division of labor, predicts a lower separation risk during receipt of the benefit but not beyond that period.

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