Census Bureau

Table 6: Employer Policies, Maternity Leave, and Job Retention

Author(s) Employer Policies That Increase
Likelihood of Job Retention After Childbirth
Hofferth Job flexibility, part-time work
Available unpaid leave
Flexible spending account (pre-tax)
Work at home
Child care at the workplace
Glass and Riley Job flexibility, part-time work
Length of leave
Ability to avoid mandatory overtime
Supervisor and co-worker support

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division,
Fertility & Family Statistics Branch

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