Parental Leave and Child Health Across OECD Countries

  title={Parental Leave and Child Health Across OECD Countries},
  author={Sakiko Tanaka},
  journal={Wiley-Blackwell: Economic Journal},
  • Sakiko Tanaka
  • Published 2005
  • Business, Medicine
  • Wiley-Blackwell: Economic Journal
  • To understand the relationship between parental leave and child health better, this study examines the aggregate effects of parental leave policies on child health outcomes using data from 18 OECD countries 1 from 1969–2000. The focus is investigating the effects of both jobprotected paid leave and other leave – including non-job-protected paid leave and unpaid leave – on child health outcomes, more specifically, infant mortality rates, low birth weight and child immunisation coverage. This… CONTINUE READING
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