Maternity Leave, Early Maternal Employment and Child Health and Development in the Us

  title={Maternity Leave, Early Maternal Employment and Child Health and Development in the Us},
  author={L. Berger and Jennifer Hill and J. Waldfogel},
  journal={Health Economics},
  • L. Berger, Jennifer Hill, J. Waldfogel
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Health Economics
  • This paper uses data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth to explore links between mothers’ returns to work within 12 weeks of giving birth and health and developmental outcomes for their children. OLS models and propensity score matching methods are utilised to account for selection bias. Considerable associations between early returns to work and children’s outcomes are found suggesting causal relationships between early returns to work and reductions in breastfeeding and… CONTINUE READING
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