Parental leave and the return to employment

Associate Professor Susan Morton, Research Director of Growing Up in New Zealand, talks about some early findings about parental leave and managing the transition back to work, including addressing some of the specific challenges facing parents returning to employment.

Growing Up in New Zealand is a longitudinal study that provides an up-to-date, population-relevant picture of what it is like to be a child growing up in New Zealand in the 21st century. The study has been explicitly designed to follow children from birth until they are young adults, to understand what works best for children and families.

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