When Dad Can Stay Home: Fathers' Workplace Flexibility and Maternal Health

  title={When Dad Can Stay Home: Fathers' Workplace Flexibility and Maternal Health},
  author={Petra Persson and Maya Rossin-Slater},
  journal={Labor: Demographics \& Economics of the Family eJournal},
While workplace flexibility is perceived to be a key determinant of maternal labor supply, less is known about fathers’demand for flexibility or about intra-household spillover effects of flexibility initiatives. This paper examines these issues in the context of a critical period in family life—the months immediately following childbirth—and identifies the impacts of paternal access to workplace flexibility on maternal postpartum health. We model household demand for paternal presence at home as a… 

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