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Table 2 How many women take maternity leave?

From: Does the IAB employment sample reliably identify maternity leave taking? A data reportKann die IAB-Beschäftigtenstichprobe benutzt werden, um Erziehungsurlaub verlässlich zu identifizieren? Ein Daten-Report

  All Working 9 months prior to childbirth
  1 2 3 4 5 6
  West, German West, Foreign East West, German West, Foreign East
1987 47.82% 48.74%   88.94% 90.08%  
  4,724 238   (50.55%) (50.84%)  
1988 49.54% 45.42%   88.53% 87.50%  
  5,055 251   (52.42%) (44.80%)  
1989 49.73% 43.51%   89.54% 83.69%  
  4,977 285   (52.62%) (49.65%)  
1990 51.31% 45.85%   89.90% 84.78%  
  4,968 277   (53.20%) (50.00%)  
1991 54.21% 43.49%   89.68% 80.45%  
  4,874 269   (55.46%) (49.81%)  
1992 54.64% 49.25%   89.02% 83.69%  
  4,989 266   (55.68%) (53.00%)  
1993 55.04% 48.45% 58.11% 90.40% 78.89% 81.10%
  4,809 322 518 (54.81%) (56.07%) (63.32%)
1994 52.01% 49.65% 59.44% 90.38% 86.81% 79.82%
  4,620 286 503 (54.46%) (51.06%) (65.81%)
Total 51.79% 46.78% 58.74% 89.95% 83.52% 80.46%
  39,016 2,194 1,021 (53.45%) (51.43%) (64.55%)
  1. Note: The table reports the share of mothers who take maternity leave. Columns 1 to 3 refer to all mothers, and columns 4 to 9 refer to mothers who were employed 9 months prior to childbirth. Here, the share in parentheses displays the share of mothers who were employed 9 months prior to childbirth. The findings are based on Sample A.