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 26 January 2005
  • Psychology
  • 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… 

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