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Change and stability in work-family conflict and mothers' and fathers' mental health: Longitudinal evidence from an Australian cohort

Cooklin, Amanda; Dinh, Huong; Strazdins, Lyndall; Westrupp, Elizabeth M; Leach, Liana; Nicholson, Jan M

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Work-family conflict (WFC) occurs when work or family demands are 'mutually incompatible', with detrimental effects on mental health. This study contributes to the sparse longitudinal research, addressing the following questions: Is WFC a stable or transient feature of family life for mothers and fathers? What happens to mental health if WFC increases, reduces or persists? What work and family characteristics predict WFC transitions and to what extent are they gendered? Secondary analyses of 5...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/102924
Source: Social Science and Medicine
DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.02.036

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