Why Maternity Leave Matters to Health
Dr. Sylvia Guendelman is the Founder and Advisory Committee Chair of the Wallace Center for MCAH and Professor Emerita at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health. Dr. Guendelman’s current research focuses on assessing pregnant women and mother’s engagement with digital health technologies and analyzing Google search queries to understand population health concerns. She has published widely on immigrant health, health disparities and the health of working women.
In this podcast episode we discuss the maternal and child health outcomes associated with maternity leave as well as her most recent research study released in March 2013 Work-Family Balance After Childbirth: The Association Between Employer-Offered Leave Characteristics and Maternity Leave Duration and her recent paper Making decisions on maternity leave and associated mother/child outcomes.