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Impact of missing data strategies in studies of parental employment and health: Missing items, missing waves, and missing mothers

Nguyen, Cattram; Strazdins, Lyndall; Nicholson, Jan M; Cooklin, Amanda; Nicholson, Jan


Background Understanding the long-term health effects of employment – a major social determinant – on population health is best understood via longitudinal cohort studies, yet missing data (attrition, item non-response) remain a ubiquitous challenge. Additionally, and unique to the work-family context, is the intermittent participation of parents, particularly mothers, in employment, yielding ‘incomplete’ data. Missing data are patterned by gender and social circumstances, and the extent and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Science and Medicine
DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.03.009


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