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Does breastfeeding support at work help mothers and employers at the same time?

Emilia Del Bono () and Chiara Pronzato ()

No 1, CHILD Working Papers Series from Centre for Household, Income, Labour and Demographic Economics (CHILD) - CCA

Abstract: This paper asks whether the availability of breastfeeding facilities at the workplace helps to reconcile breastfeeding and work commitments. Using data from the 2005 UK Infant Feeding Survey, we model the joint probability to return to work and breastfeeding and analyse its association with the availability of breastfeeding facilities. Our findings indicate that the availability of breastfeeding facilities is associated with a higher probability of breastfeeding and a higher probability to return to work by 4 and 6 months after the birth of the child. The latter effects are only found for women with higher levels of education.

Keywords: breastfeeding; cognitive development; child outcomes (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J13 C26 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 32 pages
Date: 2012
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