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The employment rate for married women with children varies significantly between different countries. In this video, ANNE HANNUSCH analyzes this phenomenon, focusing on the differences between Denmark and the USA. Developing a quantitative economic model and exploring the effects of child care costs and family transfer programs, Hannusch finds that how we design and distribute the latter is vital in helping married mothers to continue to work. Because the US system provides family transfer support only to those whose income remains under a certain threshold, some mothers choose not to work so that their family income remains below that threshold. The research provides important insight into how we can reduce gender inequality and level the playing field.


Anne Hannuschis an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Mannheim. Having studied at Copenhagen Business School and the University of North Carolina, she completed her PhD at Emory University (Atlanta, USA) in 2018. Hannusch’s research focuses on macroeconomics, family economics and labor economics. She has held research positions at the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Hannusch was the recipient of the Joseph K. Heyman scholarship in 2016.


University of Mannheim (Universität Mannheim)

For generations, the University of Mannheim has been preparing students to take on leadership roles in business, academia, and society. One of the university’s strengths in this task is its profile, which is characterized by the economic and social sciences. It is in these fields that the University of Mannheim has repeatedly been ranked as one of the top 20 European research institutions. Key focuses of Mannheim researchers include decision-making processes and elections, governance, regulation, competition and innovation, migration and multilingualism, and the culture of change. The campus surrounding Mannheim’s baroque palace is a place where bright minds from across the globe come together to learn, discuss, research, and prepare to make their mark on the world.
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Original publication

Taxing Families: The Impact of Child-Related Transfers on Maternal Labor Supply

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Published in 2019

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