How do parental leave policies affect relationship stability at home?


Arizo Karimi's research on the effects of the Swedish reform in 1995, aimed at encouraging fathers to take some leave after the birth of a child, mentioned as an American Economic Association Research Highlight.

Arizo Karimi

Arizo Karimi is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics and co-author (with Daniel Avdic, University of Duisburg-Essen) of the paper Modern Family? Paternity Leave and Marital Stability published in  American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.

“I think our research points to [the idea that] breaking or deviating from social norms is costly,” said Arizo Karimi [...] “There may be tradeoff between short and long run impacts of policies that are designed to alter norms in society.”

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Last modified: 2021-11-23