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Leave entitlements, time off work and the household financial impacts of quarantine compliance during an H1N1 outbreak

Kavanagh, Anne M; Mason, Kate E; Bentley, Rebecca J; Studdert, David M; McVernon, Jodie; Fielding, James E; Petrony, Sylvia; Gurrin, Lyle; LaMontagne, Anthony D


Background The Australian state of Victoria, with 5.2 million residents, enforced home quarantine during a H1N1 pandemic in 2009. The strategy was targeted at school children. The objective of this study was to investigate the extent to which parents’ access to paid sick leave or paid carer’s leave was associated with (a) time taken off work to care for quarantined children, (b) household finances, and (c) compliance with quarantine recommendations. Methods We conducted an online and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012-11-20
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases 12:311 (2012)
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-12-311


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