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Is Parental Leave Costly for Firms and Coworkers?

Anne A. Brenøe, Serena P. Canaan, Nikolaj A. Harmon, Heather N. Royer

NBER Working Paper No. 26622
Issued in January 2020, Revised in June 2020

---- Acknowledgments ----

We thank seminar participants at the 2018 NBER Summer Institute, University of Copenhagen CEBI Lunch, Bocconi University, Aarhus University, SOLE 2019, University of California-Santa Barbara Labor Lunch, Vanderbilt University, University of California-San Diego, University of Georgia, University of Kentucky, University of Gothenburg, Duke University, University of Notre Dame, and SKILS 2020. We are also grateful to Anna Aizer, Youssef Benzarti, Marianne Bitler, Amelia Hawkins, Katherine Meckel, Erin Troland, and Caroline Walker for helpful comments and suggestions. We thank Maximilian Mähr, Claude Raisaro, and Molly Schwarz for outstanding research assistance. Nikolaj A. Harmon thanks David Card and the Department of Economics at the University of California Berkeley for their hospitality and many helpful discussions. This research was supported by the Carlsberg Foundation grant "Understanding the Labor Market Effects of Parental Leave." The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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