The timing of mothers' employment after childbirth

Wen Jui Han, Christopher J. Ruhm, Jane Waldfogel, Elizabeth Washbrook

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According to data from a new nationally representative study of women who gave birth in 2001, the speed of a woman's return to work after the birth of a child was influenced by many factors, including family structure, education, age, birth history, and race/ethnicity, but the strongest factor was whether or not the woman had been working prior to the birth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-26
Number of pages12
JournalMonthly Labor Review
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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