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Author: Taylor, Catherine J.
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1. Dunifon, Rachel
Taylor, Catherine J.
Is Maternal Work Behavior Affected by Children's Health and Behavioral Problems?
Working Paper, Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University, September 2002.
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79
Publisher: Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University
Keyword(s): Armed Forces Qualifications Test (AFQT); Behavior; Behavior Problems Index (BPI); Child Care; Child Health; Fathers, Absence; Health Factors; Maternal Employment; Parents, Single; Poverty; Welfare; Work Experience; Work Hours

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This paper considers the effect on maternal work behavior of children's health and behavior problems. While a great deal of research has examined the influence of maternal employment on children, less research examines the influence of children's characteristics on maternal employment. However, it is likely that the presence of a child with a health or behavior problem may hinder women's work. We examine two measures of maternal employment: weekly hours worked and current employment status, and relate the presence of children's health or behavior problems at a point in time to changes in these outcomes over the subsequent two year period.

Results indicate that, for the sample as a whole, the presence of a child with a problem is not associated with changes in maternal employment status or work hours. However, for subgroups of the population, significant associations do exist. For single mothers, a child's behavior problem is associated with an increase in the likelihood of moving from employment to unemployment. For poor women, both health and behavior problems of children are negatively associated with changes in women's work

Bibliography Citation
Dunifon, Rachel and Catherine J. Taylor. "Is Maternal Work Behavior Affected by Children's Health and Behavioral Problems?" Working Paper, Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University, September 2002.
2. Taylor, Catherine J.
Dunifon, Rachel
Is Maternal Work Behavior Affected by Children's Health and Behavioral Problems?
Presented: Dallas, TX, 24th Annual APPAM Research Conference, November 2002
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79
Publisher: Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM)
Keyword(s): Armed Forces Qualifications Test (AFQT); Behavior; Behavior Problems Index (BPI); Child Health; Fathers, Absence; Health Factors; Maternal Employment; Parents, Single; Poverty; Welfare; Work Experience; Work Hours

Permission to reprint the abstract has not been received from the publisher.

This paper considers the effect on maternal work behavior of children's health and behavior problems. While a great deal of research has examined the influence of maternal employment on children, less research examines the influence of children's characteristics on maternal employment. However, it is likely that the presence of a child with a health or behavior problem may hinder women's work. We examine two measures of maternal employment: weekly hours worked and current employment status, and relate the presence of children's health or behavior problems at a point in time to changes in these outcomes over the subsequent two year period.

Results indicate that, for the sample as a whole, the presence of a child with a problem is not associated with changes in maternal employment status or work hours. However, for subgroups of the population, significant associations do exist. For single mothers, a child's behavior problem is associated with an increase in the likelihood of moving from employment to unemployment. For poor women, both health and behavior problems of children are negatively associated with changes in women's work

Bibliography Citation
Taylor, Catherine J. and Rachel Dunifon. "Is Maternal Work Behavior Affected by Children's Health and Behavioral Problems?" Presented: Dallas, TX, 24th Annual APPAM Research Conference, November 2002.