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Maternity Leave Educational Tool Evaluation

Cite this dataset

Kurtovich, Elaine et al. (2015). Maternity Leave Educational Tool Evaluation [Dataset]. Dryad.


We developed an evidence-based maternity leave educational tool for working women in California using participatory design. We tested its short-term efficacy with a randomized controlled trial of pregnant English-speakers (n=155).


Participants in the intervention group received the educational tool, while control participants did not. This dataset contains data from a postpartum online survey of these participants, including data on prenatal and postpartum leave and reasons for taking/not taking leave. Intervention participants were asked if they read the tool, how they used the tool, and how helpful it was in planning their leave.


March of Dimes, California Chapter