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Longer Maternity Leave Lowers Risk Of Infant Mortality In LMICs, Study Shows

SciDev.Net: Longer paid maternity leave saves babies
“More generous policies for paid maternity leave can save the lives of babies in developing countries, a study has found. The paper estimates that each extra month of maternity leave is linked to about eight fewer infant deaths for each 1,000 live births. This represents a 13 percent reduction — a ‘pretty sizable’ decrease, says lead author Arijit Nandi, an epidemiologist at McGill University in Canada…” (Rabesandratana, 4/7).