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dc.contributor.authorBaxter, Janeenen
dc.contributor.authorBaxter, Jen
dc.contributor.authorPerales, Fen
dc.contributor.authorSalimiha, Aen
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-13T03:43:34Zen
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-19T03:36:36Zen
dc.date.available2018-11-19T03:36:36Zen
dc.date.issued2018-12en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10620/18376en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10620/4455en
dc.description.abstractObjectives. Among children, poor socio-emotional functioning leads to poor health and well-being during childhood and later in life, and so understanding its social determinants is important. This study’s objective is to examine how maternal employment influences children’s socio-emotional outcomes in an Australian sample of families with two biological parents, testing the mediating role of maternal mental health, parenting practices, and parental income. Methods. We analyze six waves of panel data from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (n = 7524 children, 29,701 observations) using random-effect models. Results. Children of employed mothers display better socio-emotional outcomes than children of non-employed mothers, though the effect magnitude is only moderate. Associations are stronger for internalizing than externalizing problems, and not mediated by parental mental health, parenting practices, or household income. Conclusions. Our findings can inform sociopolitical debates on the social value of maternal labor force participation and its impacts on children. They suggest that incentivizing maternal employment should bear no detrimental consequences on their children’s socio-emotional functioning. The different associations found for children’s internalizing and externalizing problems stress the value of distinguishing these constructs.en
dc.subjectFamilies -- Mothersen
dc.subjectEmploymenten
dc.subjectChild Development -- Emotionalen
dc.titleMaternal employment and children’s socio-emotional outcomes: an Australian longitudinal studyen
dc.typeJournal Articlesen
dc.identifier.urlhttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00038-018-1132-4en
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dc.description.keywordsMental healthen
dc.description.keywordsMaternal employmenten
dc.description.keywordsSocio-emotional functioningen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Public Healthen
local.identifier.id5037en
dc.subject.dssLabour marketen
dc.subject.dssChildhood and child developmenten
dc.subject.dssFamilies and relationshipsen
dc.subject.dssmaincategoryChild Developmenten
dc.subject.dssmaincategoryEmploymenten
dc.subject.dssmaincategoryFamiliesen
dc.subject.dsssubcategoryMothersen
dc.subject.dsssubcategoryEmotionalen
dc.subject.flosseChildhood and child developmenten
dc.subject.flosseEmployment and unemploymenten
dc.subject.flosseFamilies and relationshipsen
dc.relation.surveyLSACen
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