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Interactive video lesson plan for: Does Paid Maternity Leave Work?

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Every different nation has its own policy about maternity leave. But do these policies meet their goals?

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Traister, R. (2015). LABOR PAINS. New Republic, 246(1), 12-17.

Suddath, C. (2015). Can the U.S. Ever Fix Its Messed-Up Maternity Leave System?. Businessweek.Com, 1.

McMAHON, T. (2014). Is maternity leave a bad idea?. Maclean's, 127(3), 48-51.

Gerber, T. P., & Perelli-Harris, B. (2012). Maternity Leave in Turbulent Times: Effects on Labor Market Transitions and Fertility in Russia, 1985-2000. Social Forces, 90(4), 1297-1322.

Cannonier, C. (2014). Does the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Increase Fertility Behavior?. Journal Of Labor Research, 35(2), 105-132. doi:10.1007/s12122-014-9181-9

Waldfogel, J., Higuchi, Y., & Abe, M. (1999). Family leave policies and women's retention after childbirth: Evidence from the United States, Britain, and Japan. Journal Of Population Economics, 12(4), 523.

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