The effects of California's paid family leave program on mothers' leave-taking and subsequent labor market outcomes.

@article{RossinSlater2013TheEO,
  title={The effects of California's paid family leave program on mothers' leave-taking and subsequent labor market outcomes.},
  author={Maya Rossin-Slater and Christopher J Ruhm and Jane Waldfogel},
  journal={Journal of policy analysis and management : [the journal of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management]},
  year={2013},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={224-45}
}
This analysis uses March Current Population Survey data from 1999 to 2010 and a differences-in-differences approach to examine how California's first in the nation paid family leave (PFL) program affected leave-taking by mothers following childbirth, as well as subsequent labor market outcomes. We obtain robust evidence that the California program doubled the overall use of maternity leave, increasing it from an average of three to six weeks for new mothers--with some evidence of particularly… CONTINUE READING
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