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Title:The effects of California's paid family leave program on mothers' leave-taking and subsequent labor market outcomes PDF Logo
Authors:Rossin-Slater, Maya
Ruhm, Christopher J.
Waldfogel, Jane
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:Discussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6240
Abstract:This analysis uses March Current Population Survey data from 1999-2010 and a differences-in-differences approach to examine how California's first in the nation paid family leave (PFL) program affected leave-taking by mothers following childbirth, as well as subsequent labor market outcomes. We obtain robust evidence that the California program more than doubled the overall use of maternity leave, increasing it from around three to six or seven weeks for the typical new mother - with particularly large growth for less advantaged groups. We also provide suggestive evidence that PFL increased the usual weekly work hours of employed mothers of one-to-three year-old children by 6 to 9% and that their wage incomes may have risen by a similar amount.
Subjects:parental leave
maternity leave
leave-taking
paid leave
maternal employment
JEL:J2
J13
J18
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-201202285098
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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