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Table 3 Policy evaluation: overview

From: Female labour market outcomes and the impact of maternity leave policies

  Simulations: Data:
  US US under Scandinavian
  Benchmark 69 % PML countries
Female employment rate 0.69 0.73 0.82
Mothers 0 to 2 employment rate 0.54 0.78 0.72
Mothers 0 to 2 in work 0.54 0.48 0.48
Mothers 3 to 5 employment rate 0.70 0.74 0.79
Mothers 6 to 14 employment rate 0.78 0.78 0.79
Wage gender gap 0.20 0.21 0.12
Motherhood wage penalty 0.06 0.08 -