Parental leave: The impact of recent legislation on parents’ leave taking

  title={Parental leave: The impact of recent legislation on parents’ leave taking},
  author={W. Han and J. Waldfogel},
  • W. Han, J. Waldfogel
  • Published 2011
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • Demography
  • We use data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation to examine the impact of leave entitlements on unpaid leave usage by men and women after the birth of a child from 1991 to 1999. The results indicate that legislation providing the right to unpaid leave has not affected men’s leave usage. The results for women are mixed: in some specifications, leave entitlements are associated with increased leave taking or longer leaves, but the results depend on how we define leave coverage. Our… CONTINUE READING
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