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The Economic Profile of Women in Post-Partum Distress. An Empirical analysis at Niguarda hospital of Milan
Journal Title: ECONOMIA PUBBLICA  
Author/s: Raul Caruso, Filomena Asgresta, Emiliano Sironi 
Year:  2015 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  22 Pg. 159-180 FullText PDF:  218 KB
DOI:  10.3280/EP2015-002005
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The purpose of this work is to identify the personal characteristics of mothers who requested the child-care benefits of the project called "Fiocchi in Ospedale" in the days immediately following childbirth. The work is based on the results of a survey led at Niguarda Hospital of Milan and involving a sample of about 120 women, some of them enrolled in the project "Fiocchi in Ospedale". Results of a probit analysis show that (i) the unemployment condition of the mother is one of the main predictors for the need for assistance; (ii) there is an inverted "U-shaped" relationship between the age of the mother and the need for assistance; (iii) the education of the mother does not affect the likelihood of receiving benefits; (iv) foreign mothers are more likely to need assistance.
Keywords: Childcare, post-partum distress
Jel Code: J13, J12, I31

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Raul Caruso, Filomena Asgresta, Emiliano Sironi, The Economic Profile of Women in Post-Partum Distress. An Empirical analysis at Niguarda hospital of Milan in "ECONOMIA PUBBLICA " 2/2015, pp. 159-180, DOI:10.3280/EP2015-002005

   

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