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ERIC Number: ED493132
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Maternal Employment and Caring for Children with Disabilities. Data Trends #95
Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health
"Data Trends" reports present summaries of research on mental health services for children and adolescents and their families. The article summarized in this "Data Trends" addresses several gaps in previous research estimating the impact of caregiving on employment. For instance, prior studies employ a variety of disability definitions, making it hard to establish clear estimates of the true impact of disability on maternal employment. Additionally, research in the area is not conclusive regarding possible differences in the effect of caregiving on employment for single women who are the heads of household versus married women. This study utilized data from the Surveys of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), which accounted for changes to maternal employment over time. The survey used the most comprehensive definitions of child disability, and the sample was large enough to ensure that enough of the families sampled would include a child with a disability. [This "Data Trends" presents a summary of: Powers, E.T. (2003). Children's Health and Maternal Work Activity: Estimates Under Alternative Disability Definitions. "The Journal of Human Resources," 38(3), 522-556.]
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Mental Health Services.
Authoring Institution: Portland State Univ., OR. Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health.; University of South Florida, Tampa. Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A