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What matters for working fathers? Job characteristics, work-family conflict and enrichment, and fathers' postpartum mental health in an Australian cohort

Cooklin, Amanda; Giallo, Rebecca; Strazdins, Lyndall; Martin, Angela; Leach, Liana; Nicholson, Jan M


One in ten fathers experience mental health difficulties in the first year postpartum. Unsupportive job conditions that exacerbate work-family conflict are a potential risk to fathers' mental health given that most new fathers (95%) combine parenting with paid work. However, few studies have examined work-family conflict and mental health for postpartum fathers specifically. The aim of the present study was to identify the particular work characteristics (e.g., work hours per week, job quality)...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Science and Medicine
DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.09.028


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