Engaged Dads = Healthier Families!

When a dad shares caregiving equally with his partner, awesome things can happen.

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Data sources:

1. Månsdotter, A., Lindholm, L., and Winkvist, A. 2007. Paternity leave in Sweden: costs, savings and health gains. Health Policy 82(1):102–115.

2. Månsdotter, A., and Lundin, A. 2010. How do masculinity, paternity leave, and mortality associate? A study of fathers in the Swedish parental & child cohort of 1988/89. Social Science and Medicine 71(3):576–583. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.05.008.

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4. Johansson, E-A. 2010. The effect of own and spousal parental leave on earnings. Working Paper 2010:4. Uppsala, Sweden: Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation. Accessed at: www.ifau.se/upload/pdf/se/2010/wp10-4-The-effect-of-own-and-spousal-parental-leave-on-earnings.pdf.

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