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Do working mothers raise couch potato kids? Maternal employment and children's lifestyle behaviours and weight in early childhood

Brown, Judith E; Broom, Dorothy; Nicholson, Jan; Bittman, Michael


Alarm about the increasing prevalence of childhood obesity has focussed attention on individual lifestyle behaviours that may contribute to unhealthy weight. More distal predictors such as maternal employment may also be implicated since working mothers have less time to supervise children's daily activities. The research reported here used two waves of data from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children to investigate whether mothers' hours in paid work shape young children's television...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Science and Medicine
DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.01.040


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