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Table 4 How many leave spells are due to 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

  West, Germans West, Germans, 1st spell West, Foreigners West, Foreigners, 1st spell East
No restriction 55.40% 59.71% 44.80% 54.93% 36.12%
N 38,984 25,243 3,286 1,804 1,672
Age
Between 18 and 40 74.36% 77.55% 64.92% 72.30% 58.35%
N 28,752 19,280 2,218 1,350 1.018
True leave spells deleted 2.12% 2.03% 3.00% 3.30% 1.53%
Between 18 and 35 77.61% 79.93% 71.81% 76.51% 66.36%
N 26,072 18,026 1,820 1,192 868
True leave spells deleted 10.56% 9.21% 11.26% 12.91% 3.48%
Plus duration of leave spell
>2 months 84.04% 85.55% 75.62% 81.48% 68.82%
N 23,929 16,184 1,735 1,096 773
True leave spells deleted 11.53% 13.56% 10.32% 13.84% 7.01%
>3 months 84.80% 87.01% 77.81% 83.39% 70.98%
N 21,867 14,876 1,523 963 696
True leave spells deleted 17.84% 20.54% 16.28% 22.35% 11.27%
Plus leave spell not equal to 1st 88.74% 90.68% 80.81% 86.85% 78.23%
N 20,879 14,275 1,506 958 620
True leave spells deleted 16.96% 19.40% 14.33% 18.79% 11.31%
Plus spell not preceded by app. 89.19% 91.35% 80.85% 87.06% 78.20%
N 20,308 13,752 1,483 935 601
True leave spells deleted 18.65% 21.84% 15.14% 20.37% 12.51%
  1. Note: The table reports the share of leave spells in the IABS that can be linked to childbirth in the Pension Register, after imposing more and more restrictions. After deleting women younger than 18 and older than 40, spells that are shorter than 2 months, spells that start on the first of a month, and spells that are preceded by apprenticeship training, 89.19% of all leave spells of western German women in the IABS are due to childbirth. For women of foreign nationality and women in eastern Germany, the shares are 80.69% and 78.20% respectively. The findings are based on Sample B.