Census Bureau

Table 8: Maternity Leave After the FMLA

Author(s) Percent of
Working Women
FMLA Eligible
Study Finds
That the FMLA:
Commision on
Family and
Medical Leave (1995)
55.6% _______
Klerman and
Leibowitz (1993)
52.0% Increases leave in first and
second months after childbirth
Ross (1990-93) 46.4% Has limited impact overall
Extends average length of leave
      medium and
      large firms (1995)

      small firms (1994)

Has limited impact overall
Increases leave in medium firms
Expands length of leave

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

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