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Mothers' transitions from welfare to work and the well-being of preschoolers and adolescents.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12624259     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Results from a longitudinal study of 2402 low-income families during the recent unprecedented era of welfare reform suggest that mothers' transitions off welfare and into employment are not associated with negative outcomes for preschoolers (ages 2 to 4 years) or young adolescents (ages 10 to 14 years). Indeed, no significant associations with mothers' welfare and employment transitions were found for preschoolers, and the dominant pattern was also of few statistically significant associations for adolescents. The associations that did occur provided slight evidence that mothers' entry into the labor force was related to improvements in adolescents' mental health, whereas exits from employment were linked with teenagers' increased behavior problems.
P Lindsay Chase-Lansdale; Robert A Moffitt; Brenda J Lohman; Andrew J Cherlin; Rebekah Levine Coley; Laura D Pittman; Jennifer Roff; Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  299     ISSN:  1095-9203     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  2003 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-03-07     Completed Date:  2003-03-25     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1548-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adolescent Behavior*
Child Behavior*
Child Behavior Disorders / epidemiology
Child, Preschool
Interviews as Topic
Least-Squares Analysis
Longitudinal Studies
Mental Health*
Mother-Child Relations
Public Assistance*
Social Welfare
United States / epidemiology
Comment In:
Science. 2003 Sep 5;301(5638):1325; author reply 1325   [PMID:  12958344 ]

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