The Parental Leave Benefit Dataset (PLB)
The Parental Leave Benefit dataset (PLB) is a data module of SPIN that establishes indicators on parental leave benefits and related family policy programs. The purpose of PLB is to improve possibilities for systematic, comparative and longitudinal institutional analyses of the causes and consequences of family policy development.
The first version of the PLB dataset contained information about earnings-related parental leave insurance benefits in 18 countries 1950 to 2010. This update of PLB expands the previous version. It contains information on different types of parental leave benefits in 34 countries up to 2015, collected within five-year intervals. For previous versions of the PLB dataset, please contact the SPIN-team.
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Our empirical analyses are based on data from the Parental Leave Benefit dataset (PLB), provided as part of the Social Policy Indicator (SPIN) database (Nelson et al. 2020).
Nelson, K., Fredriksson, D., Korpi, T., Korpi, W., Palme, J. and O. Sjöberg. 2020. The Social Policy Indicators (SPIN) database. International Journal of Social Welfare. 29
(3). 285-289. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijsw.12418