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Job quality and inequality: Parents' jobs and children's emotional and behavioural difficulties

Strazdins, Lyndall; Shipley, Megan; Clements, Mark; O'Brien, Lean; Broom, Dorothy


In the context of high and rising rates of parental employment in Australia, we investigated whether poor quality jobs (without security, control, flexibility or paid family leave) could pose a health risk to employed parents' children. We examined the extent to which both mothers' and fathers' jobs matter, and whether disadvantaged children are more vulnerable than others. Multiple regression modelling was used to analyse cross-sectional data for 2004 from the Growing Up in Australia study, a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Science and Medicine
DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.02.041


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