Code for: The Impact of Paid Maternity Leave on Maternal Health

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset : program source code
Creator
  • Bütikofer, Aline (Norwegian School of Economics)
  • Riise, Julie (University of Bergen)
  • Skira, Meghan (University of Georgia)
Publication Date
2021-02-12
Free Keywords
maternity leave; regression discontinuity; maternal health
Description
  • Abstract

    We examine the impact of the introduction of paid maternity leave in Norway in 1977 on maternal health in the medium- and long-term. Using administrative data combined with survey data on the health of women around age 40, we find the reform improved a range of maternal health outcomes, including BMI, blood pressure, pain, and mental health. The reform also increased health-promoting behaviors, such as exercise and not smoking. The effects were larger for first-time and low-resource mothers and women who would have taken little unpaid leave in the absence of the reform.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1975-01-01 / 2003-12-31
    Time Period: Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1975--Wed Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2003
Geographic Coverage
  • Norway
Availability
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Relations
  • Has version
    DOI: 10.3886/E117422V1
Publications
  • Butikofer, Aline, Julie Riise, and Meghan Skira. “The Impact of Paid Maternity Leave on Maternal Health.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, n.d.
  • Bütikofer, Aline, Julie Riise, and Meghan M. Skira. “The Impact of Paid Maternity Leave on Maternal Health.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 13, no. 1 (February 2021): 67–105. https://doi.org/10.1257/pol.20190022.
    • ID: 10.1257/pol.20190022 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2021-02-12 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2021-02-12