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Great expectations – can maternity services deliver more home births? - The University of Nottingham

Great expectations – can maternity services deliver more home births? - The University of Nottingham | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A new study is finding out how midwifery teams with higher home birth rates are organised and supported. The aim? To help teams with low numbers of home births to learn from their success and understand how change can be achieved and sustained.
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Lisa Common is funded under the ESRC Doctoral Training Programme.

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Maternity burden on small business overstated

Maternity burden on small business overstated | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Small business owners over-estimate the burden of providing maternity protection to their staff.

 

The review, led by Middlesex University Professor of Organizational Psychology Suzan Lewis, suggests that effective maternity protection has a positive effect rather than negative on SMEs and can have a range of positive productivity related outcomes for firms, as well as wider social benefits.

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Article quotes Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (CEEDR) Research Associate Dr Bianca Stumbitz. CEEDR is funded by the ESRC.

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