Nuremberg Research Seminar in Economics on 8 November 2023 – LG 0.423
You are invited to join the weekly Nuremberg Research Seminar in Economics on 8 November 2023, from 13.15 to 14.45 pm. The seminar will be held in room LG 0.423. Ulrich Glogowsky (Johannes Kepler University Linz) will be talking about „The Parenthood Penalty in Mental Health: Evidence from Austria and Denmark”.
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Using Austrian and Danish administrative data, we examine the impacts of parenthood on mental health. Parenthood imposes a greater mental health burden on mothers than on fathers. It creates a long-run gender gap in antidepressant prescriptions of about 93.2% (Austria) and 64.8% (Denmark). These parenthood penalties in mental health are unlikely to reflect differential help-seeking behavior across the sexes or postpartum depression. Instead, they are related to mothers’ higher investments in childcare: Mothers who take extended maternity leave in quasi-experimental settings are more likely to face mental health problems.