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dc.contributor.authorKalb, G-
dc.contributor.authorBroadway, B-
dc.contributor.authorMaeder, M-
dc.contributor.authorKuehnle, D-
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-13T03:41:03Zen
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-25T00:02:50Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-25T00:02:50Zen
dc.date.issued2015-04-
dc.identifier.isbnISSN 1328-4991 (Print); ISSN 1447-5863 (Online); ISBN 978-0-7340-4376-4en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10620/18093en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10620/4210en
dc.description.abstractProviding mothers with access to paid parental leave may be an important public policy to improve child and maternal health. Using extensive information from the Australian Longitudinal Study of Children (LSAC), we contribute to the literature by estimating the effect of paid parental leave entitlements on child health up to age seven. Exploiting detailed information on children’s health, family background, mothers’ pre-birth work histories and mothers’ health behaviours during pregnancy within a propensity score matching framework, we show that paid parental leave entitlements reduce the probability of a child having multiple ongoing health conditions, but do not significantly affect any single condition. We find that the effect on multiple conditions is strongest for children from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. Our study implies that the provision of paid parental leave, even for short periods (as usually available in Australia), will benefit children’s health.en
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectEmployment -- Parental leaveen
dc.subjectChildrenen
dc.titleThe Effect of Paid Parental Leave on Child Health in Australiaen
dc.typeReports and technical papersen
dc.identifier.urlhttps://melbourneinstitute.unimelb.edu.au/publications/working-papers/search/result?paper=2156529en
dc.identifier.surveyLSACen
dc.description.institutionThe University of Melbourneen
dc.title.reportMelbourne Institute Working Paper Seriesen
dc.description.keywordsChild healthen
dc.description.keywordsAustraliaen
dc.description.keywordsLSACen
dc.description.keywordsParental leaveen
dc.description.pages37en
local.identifier.id4723en
dc.subject.dssHealth and wellbeingen
dc.subject.dssLabour marketen
dc.subject.dssmaincategoryChildrenen
dc.subject.dssmaincategoryEmploymenten
dc.subject.dssmaincategoryHealthen
dc.subject.dsssubcategoryParental leaveen
dc.subject.flosseEmployment and unemploymenten
dc.subject.flosseHealth and wellbeingen
dc.relation.surveyLSACen
dc.old.surveyvalueLSACen
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item.openairecristypehttp://purl.org/coar/resource_type/c_18cf-
item.openairetypeReports and technical papers-
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