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Infant Behav Dev. 2016 Nov;45(Pt A):18-21. doi: 10.1016/j.infbeh.2016.08.003. Epub 2016 Sep 1.

Nonstandard maternal work schedules and infant mental health in impoverished families: A brief report.

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1
Department of Family & Child Science, Florida State University, United States. Electronic address: jgrzywacz@fsu.edu.
2
Department of Human Development and Family Science, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, United States.
3
Department of Biostatistical Sciences, Wake Forest School of Medicine, United States.
4
Center for Children, Youth and Families, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, United States.
5
Department of Family & Community Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, United States.

Abstract

Guided by a bioecological model, this study examines variability in infant mental health by maternal work schedule in the context of poverty. More time in irregular work schedules, but not fixed night/evening schedules, predicts maternal depression and subsequent behavior problems in infants.

PMID:
27589362
PMCID:
PMC5116255
DOI:
10.1016/j.infbeh.2016.08.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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