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When Dad Can Stay Home: Fathers' Workplace Flexibility and Maternal Health

Maya Rossin-Slater
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Thursday, September 19, 2019
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3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Maya Rossin-Slater
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Early Childhood Initiative featuring Maya Rossin-Slater

While workplace flexibility is perceived to be a key determinant of maternal labor supply, less is known about fathers' demand for flexibility or about intra-household spillover effects of flexibility initiatives. Maya Rossin-Slater will examine these issues in the context of a critical period in family life--the months immediately following childbirth--and identify the impacts of paternal access to workplace flexibility on maternal postpartum health.

Rossin-Slater is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Research and Policy at the Stanford University School of Medicine. She is also a faculty fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a research affiliate at the Institute of Labor Economics. She received her Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University and was an assistant professor of economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, from 2013 to 2017. Rossin-Slater's research includes work in health, public, and labor economics. She focuses on issues in maternal and child well-being, family structure and behavior, and policies targeting disadvantaged populations in the United States and other developed countries.

This talk is co-sponsored by the Center for Child and Family Policy and the Duke University Population Research Institute (DuPRI).