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Author: Vergano, Dan
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1. Vergano, Dan
Mothers' Careers Don't Hurt Kids
Chicago Sun-Times, February 27, 1999, NWS; Pg. 1
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
Publisher: Chicago Sun-Times
Keyword(s): Child Development; Children, Academic Development; Children, Behavioral Development; Maternal Employment

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Whether working or staying at home, a mother's career choice does not have a negative effect on her children, according to a new study. "Mothers feel guilty both ways, and they really shouldn't," said psychologist Elizabeth Harvey of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, who conducted the study of more than 6,000 mothers and their children. All were participants in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, a 20-year federal project. Researchers began interviewing many of the women in the study while they were teenagers. As they grew older, the study assessed their children's development. Earlier research findings had gone back and forth on the issue of whether children of working mothers had more behavior problems and academic deficiencies than children of homemakers. To help settle the issue, Harvey looked at the largest collection of women's responses about their working lives yet gathered while she was working at the University of Connecticut. Her results appear in the March issue of Developmental Psychology, a publication of the American Psychological Association.
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Vergano, Dan. "Mothers' Careers Don't Hurt Kids." Chicago Sun-Times, February 27, 1999, NWS; Pg. 1.