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Does paid maternity leave help mother's health and wellbeing?

12 Aug 2017
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Drawing on two large-scale surveys of mothers in Australia, one conducted before the introduction of the paid parental leave scheme and one conducted after the scheme was introduced, it was possible to explore whether the physical and mental health of mothers was different with, or without, access to a universal paid parental leave scheme. And in particular, the data could also reveal whether the scheme reduced health inequalities.

Full details of the study are available here

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Publication Place: 
Melbourne
Language: 
English
Published year only: 
2017
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