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Changes in family financial circumstances and the physical health of married and recently divorced mothers

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  • Wickrama, K.A.S.
  • Lorenz, Frederick O.
  • Conger, Rand D.
  • Elder, Glen Jr
  • Todd Abraham, W.
  • Fang, Shu-Ann
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    Abstract

    This study investigates how divorce followed by single parenthood undermines the long-term physical health of rural mothers using four waves of survey data collected in Iowa, USA from 336 married and 80 divorced mothers during a 10-year period. Findings generally support the hypothesized pathways in that single-parenthood creates financial difficulties for rural mothers. Furthermore, this financial adversity is linked to self-assessed physical health trajectories that then contribute to change in morbidity. This reflects the developmental course of morbidity during the middle years. Methodologically, this extends existing research on the association between women's marital status and well being by explicitly examining individual trajectories of change in family financial strain and physical health, as well as by examining the dynamic association between both during the middle years.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Social Science & Medicine.

    Volume (Year): 63 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 1 (July)
    Pages: 123-136

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    Keywords: Single mothers Financial strain Physical health Divorce Parenting USA;

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    1. Irina Grafova, 2011. "Financial Strain and Smoking," Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Springer, vol. 32(2), pages 327-340, June.

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