Availability of family-friendly work practices and implicit wage costs

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dc.contributor.author Fakih, Ali
dc.date.accessioned 2017-04-07T10:31:26Z
dc.date.available 2017-04-07T10:31:26Z
dc.date.issued 2017-04-07
dc.identifier.issn 2365-9793 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/5503 en_US
dc.description.abstract Using Canadian linked employer-employee data covering the period 1999-2005, I examine the determinants of the availability of family-friendly "care" practices and the impact of such practices on wages. The results show that the provision of family-friendly practices is not mainly derived from socio-demographic characteristics of workers but rather from job- and firm-related factors. The findings also reveal that there is a trade-off between the provision of family-friendly practices and earnings indicating the existence of an implicit market in which workers face reductions in their wages. This result supports the hypothesis that family-friendly benefits are to some extent conceived as a gift or a signal that employers care about employees' family responsibilities and, in return, employees are willing to “buy” these practices and thus accept a wage offset. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries IZA Discussion Paper; No. 8190 en_US
dc.title Availability of family-friendly work practices and implicit wage costs en_US
dc.type Conference Paper / Proceeding en_US
dc.title.subtitle new evidence from Canada en_US
dc.author.school SOB en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201105198 en_US
dc.author.department Department of Economics (ECON) en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Fakih, A. (2014). Availability of Family-Friendly Work Practices and Implicit Wage Costs: New Evidence from Canada (No. 8190). IZA Discussion Papers. en_US
dc.author.email AFakih@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2441486 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8562-3308 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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