The determinants of time off work after childbirth.

  title={The determinants of time off work after childbirth.},
  author={Philip McGovern and Bryan E. Dowd and Dwenda Kay Gjerdingen and Ira S. Moscovice and Laura K Kochevar and Suzanne Murphy},
  journal={Journal of health politics, policy and law},
  volume={25 3},
Relatively little is known about the role that leave policies--family, parental, or maternity-leave policies--play in facilitating time off work after childbirth. Yet time off is a critical element of leave policies, as it facilitates the mother's recovery from childbirth and promotes maternal-infant attachment. Using data from Minnesota, the state with the highest rate of female labor force participation, we examine the extent to which policies, relative to personal, job, and workplace… CONTINUE READING
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