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Table 2

Maternity leave used 12 months post-birth

Main Mother SampleBounding
(1)(2)(3)Lower
(4)
Upper
(5)
Unexpected +12 Weeks 8.366*** 8.371*** 8.387*** 8.321*** 8.508*** 
 (0.326) (0.323) (0.324) (0.313) (0.303) 
Expected +12 Weeks 11.080*** 11.106*** 11.107*** 10.291*** 11.215*** 
 (0.110) (0.109) (0.111) (0.133) (0.097) 
Expected +6 Weeks 6.066*** 6.075*** 6.093*** 4.894*** 6.113*** 
 (0.133) (0.133) (0.133) (0.151) (0.098) 
Month Fixed Effects 
Rank Group Fixed Effects   
Location Fixed Effects   
Job Type Fixed Effects   
Controls  
Number of Observations 2,424 2,424 2,424 2,955 2,955 
Number of Individuals 2,235 2,235 2,235 2,692 2,692 
R2 .812 .816 .819 .717 .838 
6-Week Policy Mean 6.121 6.121 6.121 6.113 6.117 
Main Mother SampleBounding
(1)(2)(3)Lower
(4)
Upper
(5)
Unexpected +12 Weeks 8.366*** 8.371*** 8.387*** 8.321*** 8.508*** 
 (0.326) (0.323) (0.324) (0.313) (0.303) 
Expected +12 Weeks 11.080*** 11.106*** 11.107*** 10.291*** 11.215*** 
 (0.110) (0.109) (0.111) (0.133) (0.097) 
Expected +6 Weeks 6.066*** 6.075*** 6.093*** 4.894*** 6.113*** 
 (0.133) (0.133) (0.133) (0.151) (0.098) 
Month Fixed Effects 
Rank Group Fixed Effects   
Location Fixed Effects   
Job Type Fixed Effects   
Controls  
Number of Observations 2,424 2,424 2,424 2,955 2,955 
Number of Individuals 2,235 2,235 2,235 2,692 2,692 
R2 .812 .816 .819 .717 .838 
6-Week Policy Mean 6.121 6.121 6.121 6.113 6.117 

Notes: Robust standard errors clustered by the individual are shown in parentheses. The reference group is female Marines who gave birth during the 6-week maternity leave policy period and received 6 weeks of maternity leave.

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