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
Waldfogel
      medium and
      large firms (1995)

      small firms (1994)
86.0%

49.0%
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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