Raising children and having a career both rate highly as important life goals for many people. Helping parents to achieve these goals is vital for society: parental care plays a crucial role in child development and parental employment promotes economic prosperity. A failure to assist parents find their preferred work and family balance has implications for both labour supply and family decisions. This study considers how a wide range of policies, including tax/benefit policies, childcare policies, and employment and workplace practices, help determine parental labour market outcomes and family formation in Austria, Ireland and Japan.
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Chapter 1. Table of contents Chapter 2. Main Findings and Policy Recommendations Chapter 3. Families and Work: Labour Market Outcomes Chapter 4. Balancing Time at Work with Care Responsibilities Chapter 5. Family Formation: Does More Work Lead to Fewer Births? Chapter 6. Families and Care: Who Minds the Children? Chapter 7. Tax/benefit Policy: Parental Work and Care Choices