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Evidence From Maternity Leave Expansions of the Impact of Maternal Care on Early Child Development

Michael Baker, Kevin Milligan

NBER Working Paper No. 13826
Issued in February 2008

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Byron Lee and Josh Lewis for excellent research assistance. We received many helpful comments from presentations at the NBER Summer Institute, the AEA meetings, UBC empirical lunch, McMaster University, Rand, and UC Davis. We also gratefully acknowledge the research support of SSHRC (Baker Grant , #410-2005-0486, Milligan Grant #410-2002-0299). Finally, we thank the staffs of the Toronto and B.C. Research Data Centres for their technical support. This paper represents the views of the authors and does not necessarily reflect the views of Statistics Canada or the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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