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Maternal employment, breastfeeding, and health [electronic resource] : evidence from maternity leave mandates /
Michael Baker, Kevin S. Milligan.
imprint
Cambridge, MA : National Bureau of Economic Research, c2007.
description
46 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
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Book
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Cambridge, MA : National Bureau of Economic Research, c2007.
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
"June 2007."
abstract
"Public health agencies around the world have renewed efforts to increase the incidence and duration of breastfeeding. Maternity leave mandates present an economic policy that could help achieve these goals. We study their efficacy focusing on a significant increase in maternity leave mandates in Canada. We find very large increases in mothers' time away from work post-birth and in the attainment of critical breastfeeding duration thresholds. However, we find little impact on the self-reported indicators of maternal and child health captured in our data."--abstract.
catalogue key
8956886
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 30-33).

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