The Effect of Paid Family Leave on Infant and Parental Health in the United States

Publication date: Available online 16 May 2019Source: Journal of Health EconomicsAuthor(s): Lindsey Rose BullingerAbstractCalifornia’s paid family leave (PFL) policy improved mothers’ labor market outcomes, however, the health impacts of this program are less studied. I compare child and parental health of likely eligible households to a series of control groups before and after California’s PFL program was implemented. I find improvements in parent-reported overall child health and suggestive improvements in maternal mental health status. Findings also suggest a reduction in asthma and a greater likelihood that parents feel they are coping well with the day-to-day demands of parenting. There are no significant effects on respiratory or food allergies, or father’s mental health status. The results are robust to multiple control groups and placebo tests.
Source: Journal of Health Economics - Category: Health Management Source Type: research

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This year's Food Allergy theme puts a hefty portion of food-for-thought on your plate! We bring you important updates on the clinically relevant sizzling hot topics in food allergy, spanning prevention, diagnosis, and management of IgE and non-IgE-mediated food allergic disorders. For the first time, we are show-casing a series of pro and con debates presenting opposing views and welcome your feedback whether you enjoy reading such exchanges of opinions among the experts.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
In this issue of Annals, there are an excellent series of Pro-Con debates surrounding various themes of food allergy. In 1 of these debates, Drs. Anagnostou1 and Greenhawt2 discuss whether component resolved diagnostic testing is better than other modalities for the diagnosis of allergy, concentrating the discussion on food allergy. Component tests are commonly used in Europe and are commercially available in the United States for peanut, tree nuts, egg, and milk. With the increased incidence of food allergy, this debate should be germane to the practicing allergist.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
Food allergy (FA) is a relevant clinical problem, in particular in childhood, potentially resulting in life-threatening reactions and having a huge negative impact on the quality of life of the entire family. Moreover, FA incidence has been increasing over time; it is currently estimated at approximately 3% to 4% of children overall in westernized countries. In the past, the general recommendations to prevent FA development focused on the avoidance of allergenic foods in infancy. Many recommendations were published worldwide suggesting avoidance of milk, egg, and peanut until 1, 2, or even 3 years of age to prevent FA.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Pro/Con Debates Source Type: research
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Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Pro/Con Debates Source Type: research
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Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
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Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol Source Type: research
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