Work-Family Conflicts

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    How the Coronavirus Changed the Childcare Debate

    Policymakers have long had evidence that childcare enables mothers to work. What the COVID-19 pandemic taught everyone is how the lack of childcare can be a disastrous constraint.

    Jul 26, 2021

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    Helping Mothers Return to Work Is a Gender Equality Issue

    Employers and policymakers play a crucial role in ensuring that women are not unnecessarily disadvantaged when they have children. Policies such as access to family leave, job protection, and childcare options can play a large role.

    Jan 21, 2021

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    Research Brief

    Job Continuity Among New Mothers

    Argue it is unlikely that maternity-leave legislation will have a major effect on job continuity for working mothers, since the attractiveness of a given job may change after a woman gives birth (e.g., such women may want jobs with flexible hours).

    Jan 1, 2000

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    Job Continuity Among New Mothers

    Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, the authors correlate work status after childbirth with work status before pregnancy to estimate the prevalence, before maternity-leave legislation, of returns to the preleave employer.

    Jan 1, 2000

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