The likelihood and timing of mothers returning to work after parental leave

Articles and reports: 36-28-0001202300300002

Description: Paid maternity and parental leave help new mothers continue their careers after childbirth or adoption, as continuing employment after becoming a parent became widely common. Historically, an extension of parental leave led Canadian mothers to spend a longer time at home and increased job continuity with their pre-birth employer. This study aims to examine the likelihood and timing of mothers returning to work after parental leave, using more recent data from the Employment Insurance Coverage Survey before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Issue Number: 2023003
Author(s): Choi, Youjin
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