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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Wendy A. Stock.en
dc.contributor.authorHogenson, Elise Catherine.en
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-25T18:41:34Z
dc.date.available2013-06-25T18:41:34Z
dc.date.issued2008en
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/1483
dc.description.abstractCesarean rates have increased dramatically since 1965, with nearly a third of all births being delivered by cesarean section in 2006. Although numerous factors have contributed to this increase, this paper estimates the impact of family leave laws on cesarean rates. Leave laws led to increased health insurance coverage, thus altering the financial incentives facing both parents and physicians in the choice of delivery method. The laws also changed leave taking by parents, which may have impacted cesarean rates. The impact of leave laws on cesarean rates is estimated using a difference-in-differences approach coupled with the variation in state leave laws that existed prior to the passage of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) in 1993. The empirical results suggest that state leave laws are associated with an 8 to 13 percentage point reduction in the probability of cesarean delivery, but that the FMLA had little impact on cesarean rates.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, College of Agricultureen
dc.subject.lcshMaternity leave Law and legislation.en
dc.subject.lcshCesarean section.en
dc.titleThe impact of family leave laws on cesarean delivery
dc.typeThesis
dc.rights.holderCopyright Elise Catherine Hogenson 2008en
thesis.catalog.ckey1339970en
thesis.degree.committeemembersMembers, Graduate Committee: Christiana Stoddard; James R. Brownen
thesis.degree.departmentAgricultural Economics & Economics.en
thesis.degree.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.nameMSen
thesis.format.extentfirstpage1en
thesis.format.extentlastpage89en
mus.identifier.categoryLife Sciences & Earth Sciences
mus.identifier.categoryBusiness, Economics & Management
mus.relation.departmentAgricultural Economics & Economics.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US


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