UK Election 2019: What the Parties say on Parental Leave and Childcare

Professor Emma Tominey investigates the election promises currently being made on family policies. Both Labour and the Liberal Democrat parties have put forward policies to help new parents. They go further than the current Conservative system, but would leave the UK lagging behind many of its international peers when it comes to supporting new parents. …

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Could there be a link between Emergency Caesareans and Postnatal Depression?

Dr Valentina Tonei discusses her research into the increased risk of postnatal depression in new mothers who undergo emergency caesareans. Becoming a mother, especially for the first time, has its challenges – and it starts with giving birth. From woman to woman, the birth experience can vary tremendously – and one of the most important …

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A family affair: how close relatives can push new mums to work longer

Emma Tominey (York), on her research with Cheti Nicoletti (York) and Kjell Salvanes (NHH). How much should new mothers work? It turns out the example set within families and friendship groups has a major role in deciding the hours women will consider after returning from maternity leave. Policy makers should take note. We are all …

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