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Mothers' Employment Attributes and Use of Preventive Child Health Services.

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Shepherd-Banigan, M; Bell, JF; Basu, A; Booth-LaForce, C; Harris, JR
Published in: Med Care Res Rev
April 2017

This study examines whether paid sick leave and hours worked per week are associated with receipt of recommended well-child visits, preventive dental care, influenza vaccines, obesity screening, and vision screening among U.S. children aged 0 to 17 years whose mothers were employed using data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Residual inclusion instrumental variables methods were used to address unobserved confounding related to maternal employment and child health care use. Instruments were the industry-specific mean of paid leave and hours worked. Fewer than half of children received the recommended number of well-child visits and dental care; only 14% of children received an influenza vaccine in the past year. Paid sick leave was associated with increased adherence to recommended well-child visits (marginal probability, 0.12; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 0.23, 0.01), preventive dental care (marginal probability, 0.28; 95% CI = 0.34, 0.33), and receipt of the influenza vaccine (marginal probability, 0.09; 95% CI = 0.13, 0.05 ).

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Med Care Res Rev

DOI

EISSN

1552-6801

Publication Date

April 2017

Volume

74

Issue

2

Start / End Page

208 / 226

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Sick Leave
  • Preventive Health Services
  • Mothers
  • Male
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant
  • Humans
  • Health Policy & Services
  • Female
 

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Shepherd-Banigan, M., Bell, J. F., Basu, A., Booth-LaForce, C., & Harris, J. R. (2017). Mothers' Employment Attributes and Use of Preventive Child Health Services. Med Care Res Rev, 74(2), 208–226. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077558716634555
Shepherd-Banigan, Megan, Janice F. Bell, Anirban Basu, Cathryn Booth-LaForce, and Jeffrey R. Harris. “Mothers' Employment Attributes and Use of Preventive Child Health Services.Med Care Res Rev 74, no. 2 (April 2017): 208–26. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077558716634555.
Shepherd-Banigan M, Bell JF, Basu A, Booth-LaForce C, Harris JR. Mothers' Employment Attributes and Use of Preventive Child Health Services. Med Care Res Rev. 2017 Apr;74(2):208–26.
Shepherd-Banigan, Megan, et al. “Mothers' Employment Attributes and Use of Preventive Child Health Services.Med Care Res Rev, vol. 74, no. 2, Apr. 2017, pp. 208–26. Pubmed, doi:10.1177/1077558716634555.
Shepherd-Banigan M, Bell JF, Basu A, Booth-LaForce C, Harris JR. Mothers' Employment Attributes and Use of Preventive Child Health Services. Med Care Res Rev. 2017 Apr;74(2):208–226.
Journal cover image

Published In

Med Care Res Rev

DOI

EISSN

1552-6801

Publication Date

April 2017

Volume

74

Issue

2

Start / End Page

208 / 226

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Sick Leave
  • Preventive Health Services
  • Mothers
  • Male
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant
  • Humans
  • Health Policy & Services
  • Female