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The Role of Planning and Workplace Support in Returning to Work after Maternity Leave

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  • Diane M. Houston
  • Gillian Marks
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    The paper reports a longitudinal study of the post-pregnancy work outcomes for full-time working women who were pregnant with their first baby. Regression analyses revealed that women who did not return to work as intended were differentiated from those who did return to work by the amount of planning they had done in pregnancy, as well as having lower pre-natal income and less anti-cipated support within the workplace. Almost one third of those who returned to work part-time reported reduced job status. The study shows the importance of workplace planning and support in return to work after maternity leave. Copyright Blackwell Publishing Ltd/London School of Economics 2003..

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    Article provided by London School of Economics in its journal British Journal of Industrial Relations.

    Volume (Year): 41 (2003)
    Issue (Month): 2 (06)
    Pages: 197-214

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    Handle: RePEc:bla:brjirl:v:41:y:2003:i:2:p:197-214

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    Cited by:
    1. Alan Manning & Barbara Petrongolo, 2005. "The part-time pay penalty," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library 4614, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
    2. Alan Manning & Barbara Petrongolo, 2008. "The Part-Time Pay Penalty for Women in Britain," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, Royal Economic Society, vol. 118(526), pages F28-F51, 02.
    3. Sara Connolly & Mary Gregory, 2008. "Moving Down: Women's Part-Time Work and Occupational Change in Britain 1991-2001," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, Royal Economic Society, vol. 118(526), pages F52-F76, 02.

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