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Mental health problems among single and partnered mothers: The role of financial hardship and social support

Crosier, Timothy; Butterworth, Peter; Rodgers, Bryan


Background: Research has shown elevated levels of common mental disorders among single mothers compared with partnered mothers. The objectives of this analysis were to examine the prevalence of mental health problems among single and partnered mothers and the extent to which this relationship is mediated by socio-demographic, financial and social support variables. Methods: Using cross-sectional data from a large, nationally representative longitudinal Australian household survey - the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
DOI: 10.1007/s00127-006-0125-4


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