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How does job-protected maternity leave affect mothers" employment and infant health?

Baker, Michael

How does job-protected maternity leave affect mothers" employment and infant health?

by Baker, Michael

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Maternity leave -- Economic aspects,
  • Infants -- Health and hygiene -- Economic aspects

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMichael Baker, Kevin Milligan.
    SeriesNBER working paper series -- working paper 11135., Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research) -- working paper no. 11135.
    ContributionsMilligan, Kevin., National Bureau of Economic Research.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination57 p. :
    Number of Pages57
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17626048M
    OCLC/WorldCa58044356

      The Canada Labour Code, as well as the Human Rights Code of Ontario and the Employment Standards Act of Ontario, each guarantee job . Parental leave, or family leave, is an employee benefit available in almost all countries. The term "parental leave" may include maternity, paternity, and adoption leave; or may be used distinctively from "maternity leave" and "paternity leave" to describe separate family leave available to either parent to care for small children. In some countries and jurisdictions, "family leave" also.

    In Canada, 12 months of partially paid maternity and parental leaves were available; in the U.S., 12 weeks of unpaid leave were offered to those who were eligible (firms with 50 or more workers) 3. In Canada ( statistics): 61% of new mothers were receiving maternity or parental leave benefits; 4. Parental leave can be taken as a form of Family Medical Leave, or any other leave provided by the employer. Pregnancy, or maternity leave is a form of parental leave taken either for a disability related to pregnancy or childbirth or the time taken after birth to care for a newly born or newly placed child.

    Maternity Leave and Employment Patterns of First-Time Mothers: — Lynda Laughlin, U.S. Census Bureau, This U.S. Census Bureau report shows that not only are rates of paid leave taking among new mothers low, but there are massive disparities. Only half of all first-time mothers take paid leave in connection with childbirth. when almost everybody have completed education. We exploit a maternity leave reform that took place in in Norway extending job-protected paid leave from 12 to 18 weeks and up to one year of unpaid leave for mothers.5 As in Dustmann and Schönberg () and Würtz (), we use a regression discontinuity framework comparing theFile Size: KB.


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How does job-protected maternity leave affect mothers" employment and infant health? by Baker, Michael Download PDF EPUB FB2

How Does Job-Protected Maternity Leave Affect Mothers' Employment and Infant Health. Michael Baker, Kevin Milligan. NBER Working Paper No. Issued in February NBER Program(s):Children, Labor Studies. Maternity leaves can affect mothers' and infants' welfare if they first affect the amount of time working women stay at home post birth.

Job-protected maternity leave mandates ar e a common public policy directed to the welfare of infants and mothers. They vary c onsiderably; universal, long and paid in Europe. Downloadable. Maternity leaves can affect mothers' and infants' welfare if they first affect the amount of time working women stay at home post birth.

We provide new evidence of the labor supply effects of these leaves from an analysis of the introduction and expansion of job-protected maternity leave in Canada.

The substantial variation in leave entitlements across mothers by time and space. Maternity Leave and Mothers’ Employment maternity leave policy in the United States and has proven difficult to exploit. Our objective in this article is to provide new evidence of the rela-tionship between maternity leave and labor supply using changes in stat-utory job-protected leave entitlements.

Our focus is Canada, where job. Maternity leaves can affect mothers’ and infants’ welfare if they first affect the amount of time working women stay at home post birth. We provide new evidence of the labor supply effects of these leaves from an analysis of the introduction and expansion of job-protected maternity leave in Canada.

maternity leave and labor supply using changes in statutory leave entitlements. Our focus is Canada, where job-protected leave mandates are under provincial rather than federal jurisdiction for most workers. Mothers’ leave eligibility varies by time and space rather than by their choicesCited by: Get this from a library.

How does job-protected maternity leave affect mothers' employment and infant health?. [Michael Baker; Kevin Milligan; National Bureau of Economic Research.].

Get this from a library. How does job-protected maternity leave affect mothers' employment and infant health?. [Michael Baker; Kevin Milligan; National Bureau of Economic Research.] -- "Maternity leaves can affect mothers' and infants' welfare if they first affect the amount of time working women stay at home post birth.

We provide new evidence of the labor supply effects of these. Data for Canada on the changes in statutory job-protected maternity leave entitlements by province between and were used by Baker and Milligan () to examine the impact of unpaid. We examine the impact of maternity leaves on the period mothers are away from work postbirth and the likelihood they return to their prebirth employer.

We use the introduction and expansion of statutory job‐protected maternity leave entitlements in Canada to identify these effects. We find that modest leave entitlements of 17–18 weeks do not change the amount of time mothers spend away. We examine the impact of maternity leaves on the period mothers are away from work postbirth and the likelihood they return to their prebirth employer.

We use the introduction and expansion of statutory job‐protected maternity leave entitlements in Canada to identify these effects. We find that modest leave entitlements of 17–18 weeks do not change the amount of time mothers spend away Cited by: Maternity leave in the United States is regulated by US labor Family and Medical Leave Act of (FMLA) requires 12 weeks of unpaid leave annually for mothers of newborn or newly adopted children if they work for a company with 50 or more employees.

Additionally, several states have adopted laws extending the requirements of FMLA to smaller companies. Downloadable. Public health agencies around the world have renewed efforts to increase the incidence and duration of breastfeeding. Maternity leave mandates present an economic policy that could help achieve these goals.

We study their efficacy focusing on a significant increase in maternity leave mandates in Canada. We find very large increases in mothers' time away from work post-birth and.

Background. Understanding how parental leave legislation affects employment and leave-taking is of more than academic interest. Parental (particularly maternity) leave has been viewed as an important mechanism for improving the job continuity of mothers – who would otherwise often be forced to terminate jobs in order to spend time with young children – and reducing the “family gap” in Cited by: Initially motivated by concerns for the health of mothers and children, maternity leave policies were first introduced as a prohibition to employers to employ women during pregnancy, but provided no income or job protection (Ruhm & Teague, ).

Since the 's, maternity leave policies evolved from prohibitions to a time-off work to care for Cited by: Breastfeeding is linked to better child health and mother-child bonding.

Paid leave is also linked to decreased infant mortality and morbidity, possibly because of a higher incidence of wellness doctor visits and vaccinations of babies whose mothers receive paid leave, as well as better emotional and psychological health for the mother.

studies showing negative effects of short maternity leave on mothers’ health outcomes, andother studies indicating no effects, In the economics literature, almost all prior research has focused on the effects of early maternal employment on children’eweconomicspapers.

Infant Mortality Rates: High IMR in the US is likely attributed to this lack of prenatal car, 55 countries have lower rates. Maternity Leave+Prenatal Care: US measures up poorly against other industrialized countries.

US is the only one who does not provide universal, paid, job-protected maternity leave as a. a paid week maternity leave was adopted as a health and safety measure in and a directive mandating a three-month parental leave was enacted in Job-protected leaves following childbirth (and, more recently, adoption) have become the policy norm in almost.

leave []. Expectant mothers often accu-mulate leave before childbirth and forgo vacation and sick days after to minimize the loss of income. Many Americans are covered by the Federal Medical Leave Act ofwhich provides 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave for pregnancy, child-birth, adoption or serious illness.

The. that rights to three months of paid job-protected leave raised women’s employment-to-population ratios by around 3 percent while having little effect on wages (Ruhm ).File Size: 1MB.Maternity leave, now often called parental or family leave, is the time a mother (or father) takes off from work for the birth or adoption of a child.

Actual paid "maternity leave" — while the norm in almost all countries — is unusual in the United States, although some enlightened companies do offer new parents paid time off, up to six.

One more thing, and apologies if it is already familiar: A study of twenty-five years of data from OECD countries found that extending paid job protected maternity leave by ten weeks reduced postneonatal mortality by to percent (Ruhm, Christopher.

“Parental Leave and Child Health.” Journal of Health Economics 19(6): ).