The Role of Planning and Workplace Support in Returning to Work after Maternity Leave
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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Volume (Year): 41 (2003)
Issue (Month): 2 (06)
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