The Length of Maternity Leave and Family Health

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Beuchert, Louise Voldby; Humlum, Maria Knoth; Vejlin, Rune Majlund;
  • Publisher: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Bonn
  • Journal: volume 43,pages43-71issn: 0927-5371
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.labeco.2016.06.007
  • Subject: J18 | I18 | Maternity leave, Family health, Regression- Discontinuity | family health | family health, regression-discontinuity, maternity leave | regression-discontinuity | maternity leave | J13
    • jel: jel:J18 | jel:J13 | jel:I18
      ddc: ddc:330

We study the relationship between the length of maternity leave and the physical and psychological health of the family. Using a reform of the parental leave scheme in Denmark that increased the number of weeks of leave with full benefit compensation,we estimate the eff... View more
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