|aMaternal employment and child health :|bglobal issues and policy solutions /|cYana van der Meulen Rodgers.
|aCheltenham, UK ;|aNorthampton, MA :|bEdward Elgar Pub.,|cc2011.
|avi, 215 p. :|bill., maps ;|c25 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 181-207) and index.
|aAs women's labor force participation has risen around the globe, scholarly and policy discourse on the ramifications of this employment growth has intensified. This book explores the links between maternal employment and child health using an international perspective that is grounded in economic theory and rigorous empirical methods. Women's labor-market activity affects child health largely because their paid work raises household income, which strengthens families' abilities to finance health care needs and nutritious food; however, time away from children could counteract some of the benefit.
|aChildren of working parents|xHealth and hygiene.