Parental leave: more time off for baby - ARCHIVED

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Although generally considered a happy event, the birth of a baby brings with it significant stresses. The transition period of adjusting to the demands of a new lifestyle is often made smoother when parents are able to take some time off work and stay at home with their newborn. Over the years, the Canadian government has extended parental leave several times to allow mothers and fathers more time with their children. This article examines whether parents now remain at home longer with their infants, as well as the socio-demographic factors that influence the length of leave time taken.

Issue Number: 2003003
Author(s): Marshall, Katherine

Main Product: Canadian Social Trends

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PDFDecember 9, 2003