Canadian Social Trends Number 94

Leave practices of parents after the birth or adoption of young children

by Leanne C. Findlay and Dafna E. Kohen

Release date: July 30, 2012

Many parents take time off work to care for a child after birth or adoption. Whether or not parents take leave and the duration of that leave may be influenced by characteristics such as parental employment or child and maternal health factors.

This article examines children's experiences of parent-reported leave after their birth or adoption. In addition, associations between leave and parent employment and child and maternal health factors are analyzed using data from the 2010 Survey of Young Canadians.