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Inequality in Family Leave and Maternal and Child Health Outcomes

This study will evaluate the impact of paid family leave policies and job protection on parental leave taking, child care arrangements, and child and mother health outcomes during the 1-2 years following birth of a child. The study, a collaboration between American Institutes for Research and KPDOR, will involve a survey of eligible women about their pre- and post-birth employment, whether and for how long post-birth family leave was taken and whether employer-paid leave was used, childcare arrangements, family demographics, breastfeeding practices, and mother-child bonding. Survey data will be linked with health and health care utilization data for both baby and mother for up to 1-2 years after birth.

Investigator: Gunderson, Erica

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