If I [Take] Leave, Will You Stay? Paternity Leave and Relationship Stability

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dc.contributor.author Petts, Richard J.
dc.contributor.author Carlson, Daniel L.
dc.contributor.author Knoester, Chris
dc.date.accessioned 2022-04-28T17:36:54Z
dc.date.available 2022-04-28T17:36:54Z
dc.date.issued 2019-11-14
dc.identifier.citation PETTS, R., CARLSON, D., & KNOESTER, C. (2020). If I [Take] Leave, Will You Stay? Paternity Leave and Relationship Stability. Journal of Social Policy, 49(4), 829-849. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0047279419000928 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/202996
dc.description This article has been published in a revised form in Journal of Social Policy https://doi.org/10.1017/S0047279419000928. This version is free to view and download for private research and study only. Not for re-distribution or re-use. © copyright holder. en_US
dc.description.abstract Recent European studies suggest that fathers’ leave-taking may contribute to parental relationship stability. Paternity leave-taking may signal a commitment by fathers toward a greater investment in family life, which may reduce the burden on mothers and strengthen parental relationships. This study uses longitudinal data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort (ECLS-B) to analyze the association between paternity leave-taking and relationship stability in the United States. Results indicate that paternity leave-taking, and taking relatively short leaves (i.e. two weeks or less) in particular, is associated with greater relationship stability. These findings increase our understanding of the potential benefits of paternity leave, and can inform policy decisions that aim to increase family stability. en_US
dc.relation.isversionof https://doi.org/10.1017/S0047279419000928 en_US
dc.subject Paternity Leave en_US
dc.subject Fatherhood en_US
dc.subject Relationship Stability en_US
dc.subject Work-Family Balance en_US
dc.title If I [Take] Leave, Will You Stay? Paternity Leave and Relationship Stability en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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