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Title: Family Networks in Prenatal and Postnatal Health
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1. Casper, Lynne M.
Hogan, Dennis P.
Family Networks in Prenatal and Postnatal Health
Social Biology 37,1-2 (Spring-Summer 1990): 84-101
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
Publisher: Society for the Study of Social Biology
Keyword(s): Birth Outcomes; Child Health; Children, Health Care; Family Structure; Household Composition; Maternal Employment; Mothers; Pre-natal Care/Exposure; Pre/post Natal Health Care; Pregnancy and Pregnancy Outcomes; Support Networks

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This paper examined the effects of kin access on prenatal health practices, birth outcome, and postnatal health practice for infants born to black and white mothers (aged 21-28 yrs) in the U.S. in 1984-86. Data were compiled from (1) the NLSY, (2) the Children of the NLSY, and (3) special kin access data files. There was no evidence supporting the notion that kin access positively affected the prenatal and postnatal health practices of young mothers. Young mothers who resided with their mothers or other adult kin, and those who are in close proximity to them, were no more likely to seek prenatal care during the first trimester or to avoid smoking or drinking during pregnancy. [APA]
Bibliography Citation
Casper, Lynne M. and Dennis P. Hogan. "Family Networks in Prenatal and Postnatal Health." Social Biology 37,1-2 (Spring-Summer 1990): 84-101.