Researchers: Extended maternity leave doesn't pay off

11/6/2013 | Quartz

Extended-maternity-leave policies have negative economic effects and do little to improve the well-being of children or their mothers, according to research conducted by professors from the U.S., U.K. and Norway. "Even modest expansions, from 18 week to 20 weeks, or from 20 to 22 weeks, have no significant effect on outcomes," the professors wrote in a paper.

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