ERIC Number: EJ409852
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
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Employment, Parental Responsibility, and Psychological Distress: A Longitudinal Study of Married Women.
Wethington, Elaine; Kessler, Ronald C.
Journal of Family Issues, v10 n4 p527-46 Dec 1989
Used panel data from 745 married women to examine mental health effect of employment and parenting status changes. Found transition to parenting not directly related to increases in psychological distress; changes in employment status were. Women who significantly increased labor force participation reported lower levels of psychological distress over study period; those who decreased participation reported higher distress. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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