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Employment Behaviors of Mothers Who have a Child with Asthma

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  • Nazli Baydar

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  • Jutta Joesch

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  • Gail Kieckhefer

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  • Hyoshin Kim

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  • April Greek

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Abstract

The effects of having a child with asthma on the employment status and the continuity of full-time employment of mothers were investigated using data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Mothers who had a child with asthma were less likely to be employed full-time or part-time, and if single, they were less likely to retain their full-time jobs than other mothers. The effects of having a child with asthma depended on the marital status of the mother and the well-being of the child. Employment behaviors of single mothers were affected more than those of married mothers. The bed days of children reduced the prevalence and continuation of full-time employment for single and married mothers. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007

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  • Nazli Baydar & Jutta Joesch & Gail Kieckhefer & Hyoshin Kim & April Greek, 2007. "Employment Behaviors of Mothers Who have a Child with Asthma," Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Springer, vol. 28(3), pages 337-355, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jfamec:v:28:y:2007:i:3:p:337-355 DOI: 10.1007/s10834-007-9068-5
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    1. Peter Burton & Kelly Chen & Lynn Lethbridge & Shelley Phipps, 2017. "Child health and parental paid work," Review of Economics of the Household, Springer, vol. 15(2), pages 597-620, June.
    2. Baydar, Nazli & Kieckhefer, Gail & Joesch, Jutta M. & Greek, April & Kim, Hyoshin, 2010. "Changes in the health burden of a national sample of children with asthma," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 70(2), pages 321-328, January.
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