Parental Leave and Child Health Across OECD Countries
The effects of other social policies related to families and young children, such as public expenditures on family cash benefits, family allowances, and family services per child, on child health outcomes are explored.
Paid Parental Leave and Child Health in Australia
- Medicine, Psychology
It is implied that the provision of paid parental leave for short periods is unlikely to substantially improve child health on average, but may potentially benefit the health of more disadvantaged children.
Did California Paid Family Leave Impact Infant Health?
- EconomicsJournal of policy analysis and management : [the journal of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management]
This paper investigates the effects of paid parental leave policies on infant health by exploiting the introduction of California Paid Family Leave, the first program in the U.S. that specifically provides working parents with paid time off for bonding with a newborn.
The Effect of Paid Parental Leave on Child Health in Australia
- MedicineSSRN Electronic Journal
It is shown that paid parental leave entitlements reduce the probability of a child having multiple ongoing health conditions, but do not significantly affect any single condition.
The effects of parental leave on child health and postnatal care: Evidence from Australia
The Effects of Parental Employment and Parental Leave on Child Health and Development
Although the effects of family leave policies on labour market outcomes has received some attention, much less is known about the relationship between leave entitlements and child health.
Parental Leave Policies and Child Development: A Review of Empirical Findings
- Economics, Psychology
Parental leave policies are a major policy tool used across OECD countries to support families before and after child birth. There are large differences across countries in the amount and the…
Does maternity leave affect child health? Evidence form Parental Leave in Australia survey
The results show that mothers who take maternity leave are more likely to breastfeed their children and also that longer-term maternity leave is associated with an increase in the duration of breastfeeding, and the effects of PPL on these conditions is ambiguous.
Population Health and Paid Parental Leave: What the United States Can Learn from Two Decades of Research
This document is intended as a critical review of the present evidence for the association between paid parental leave and population health.
The Effect of Paid Family Leave on Infant and Parental Health in the United States.
- Psychology, MedicineJournal of health economics
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The Economic Consequences of Parental Leave Mandates: Lessons from Europe
- Economics, Sociology
This study investigates the economic consequences of rights to paid parental leave in nine European countries over the 1969 through 1993 period. Since women use virtually all parental leave in most…
Heterogeneity, intrafamily distribution and child health
- Psychology, Economics
This paper outlines a simple dynamic model of child health incorporating uncertainty to demonstrate the complexity of household decision rules concerning the allocation of resources to and across…
Policy Watch: The Family and Medical Leave Act
This article summarizes the provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act, its possible effects on labor markets, and the resulting changes in the ability of workers to take leave. The author…
Demographic consequences of maternal-leave programs in industrial countries: evidence from fixed-effects models.
- EconomicsSouthern economic journal
The extension of maternal leave programs, measured in terms of duration of paid leave, is shown to reduce infant mortality, to raise rates of labor force participation for women in the prime childbearing ages, and to increase birth rates, and the findings suggest that maternalLeave programs can facilitate some increases in women's labor force Participation without incurring the reductions in fertility.
Wealthier is healthier
- Economics, Medicine
The authors use instrumental variables estimation to identify the effect of income on health that is structural and causal, isolated from reverse causation or incidental association, and calculate that in 1990 alone, more than half a million child deaths in the developing world could be attributed to poor economic performance in the 1980s.
Time off work and the postpartum health of employed women.
- MedicineMedical care
Findings suggest employed women experience problems in well-being at approximately seven months postpartum, andVariables associated with improved health include: longer maternity leaves, fewer prenatal mental health symptoms, fewer concurrent physical symptoms, more sleep, increased social support, increased job satisfaction, less physical exertion on the job, fewer infant symptoms, and less difficulty arranging child care.
Labor Supply Effects of State Maternity Leave Legislation
- Economics, Sociology
25% of all employed US mothers of newborns are on either paid or unpaid leave. The proportion of new mothers which is employed but not at work shrinks rapidly as the child ages so that virtually all…
Are Recessions Good For Your Health
The possible importance of cyclical variations in the time costs of medical care or healthy lifestyles and of negative health effects of job-holding are suggested.
The Technology of Birth: Health Insurance, Medical Interventions, and Infant Health
- Medicine, Economics
Among teen mothers and high school dropouts, who were largely uninsured before being made eligible for Medicaid, eligibility for this program was associated with significant increases in the use of a variety of obstetric procedures, suggesting that insurance-induced increases in use of `high tech' treatments can have real effects on outcomes.