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ERIC Number: EJ929130
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2445
Do Children's Behavior Problems Limit Poor Women's Labor Market Success?
Coley, Rebekah Levine; Ribar, David; Votruba-Drzal, Elizabeth
Journal of Marriage and Family, v73 n1 p33-45 Feb 2011
Economically disadvantaged mothers face numerous barriers to stable, quality employment opportunities. One barrier that has received limited attention in previous research is having a child with significant psychological or behavioral problems. Using a representative sample of low-income mothers and early adolescent children from the Three-City Study (N = 717), we assessed whether adolescents' behavior problems prospectively predicted mothers' employment status, consistency, and quality. Lagged random-effects regression models suggested that adolescents' psychological distress and delinquency inhibited the labor market success of disadvantaged mothers, although school problems were related to greater work effort among mothers. Links between labor market success and both psychological distress and delinquency differed across mothers with male and female adolescents. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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