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Mothers' and Fathers' Work Hours, Child Gender, and Behavior in Middle Childhood

Johnson, Sarah; Li, Jianghong; Kendall, Garth; Strazdins, Lyndall; Jacoby, Peter


This study examined the association between typical parental work hours (including nonemployed parents) and children's behavior in two-parent heterosexual families. Child behavior was measured by the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) at ages 5, 8, and 10 in the Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort (Raine) Study (N = 4,201 child-year observations). Compared to those whose fathers worked fewer hours per week, children whose fathers worked 55 hours or more per week had significantly higher levels of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Marriage and the Family
DOI: 10.1111/j.1741-3737.2012.01030.x


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