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Economic and Social Consequences of Maternity Protection: a cross country analysis

Nizalova, Olena (2000) Economic and Social Consequences of Maternity Protection: a cross country analysis. In: The Second Annual Global Development Conference. Beyond Economics: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Development, 10th-13th December 2000, Tokyo, Japan. (Unpublished) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This study is devoted to the investigation of the social and economic consequences of maternity protection all over the world. Its proponents often state that maternity protection helps to improve the health of children and eliminate gender discrimination in the labor market. Moreover, maternity leave entitlements are designed so that they reduce to some extent the cost of children for women, influencing in such a way fertility rate. Maternity leave laws have similar design in more than 100 countries. The findings of this study suggest that the relationship between maternity leave duration and variables under consideration (fertility rate, infant mortality rate, and female-male labor market differentials) is significantly different across country groupings. This raises doubts as to the practicability of imposing similar policies without embodying regional and cultural differences in their structure.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2013 13:41 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:10 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35666 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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