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Employment conditions and maternal postpartum mental health: Results from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children

Cooklin, Amanda R; Canterford, Louise; Strazdins, Lyndall; Nicholson, Jan M


Maternal postpartum mental health is influenced by a broad range of risk and protective factors including social circumstances. Forty percent of Australian women resume employment in the first year postpartum, yet poor quality employment (without security, control, flexibility or leave) has not been investigated as a potential social determinant of maternal psychological distress. This paper examines whether poor quality jobs are associated with an increased risk of maternal postpartum...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Archives of Women's Mental Health
DOI: 10.1007/s00737-010-0196-9


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