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dc.contributor.authorNicholson, J.M.-
dc.contributor.authorBrown, J.E.-
dc.contributor.authorNicholson, J-
dc.contributor.authorBroom, D-
dc.contributor.authorBittman, M-
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-13T03:30:35Zen
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-01T09:19:11Zen
dc.date.available2011-04-01T09:19:11Zen
dc.date.issued2010-06-
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10620/16859en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10620/2855en
dc.description.abstractAlarm 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 viewing, snacking and physical activity, and through those lifestyle behaviours, children's weight at ages 4–5 years and 6–7 years. At both ages, children's lifestyle behaviours were interrelated and associated with weight status. Cross-sectional analysis confirmed small, direct associations between longer hours of maternal employment and child weight at age 4–5 years, but not with child's weight measured two years later. In both the cross-sectional and prospective analyses, the children of mothers who worked part-time watched less television and were less likely to be overweight than children of mothers who were not employed or who worked full-time. While associations were small, they remained significant after adjustment for maternal weight, household income and other factors. The combination of direct and indirect relationships between mothers' work hours and the weight status of their young children provides additional support to calls for family-friendly work policies as an important means for promoting healthy family lifestyles and early childhood wellbeing.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectEmploymenten
dc.subjectGender -- Femaleen
dc.subjectGenderen
dc.subjectChild Developmenten
dc.subjectChild Development -- Behaviouren
dc.titleDo Working Mothers raise couch potato kids? Maternal Employment and Children's Lifestyle behaviours and weight in Early childhooden
dc.typeJournal Articlesen
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.01.040en
dc.identifier.urlhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0277953610001243en
dc.identifier.surveyLSACen
dc.status.transfertokohaDoneen
dc.identifier.rishttp://flosse.dss.gov.au//ris.php?id=3079en
dc.description.keywordsChildren's Life styleen
dc.description.keywordsWorking Mothersen
dc.description.keywordsweighten
dc.identifier.journalSocial Science and Medicineen
dc.identifier.volume70en
dc.description.pages1816-1824en
dc.identifier.issue11en
local.identifier.id3079en
dc.title.bookSocial Science & Medicineen
dc.subject.dssChildhood and child developmenten
dc.subject.dssGenderen
dc.subject.dssLabour marketen
dc.subject.dssmaincategoryChild Developmenten
dc.subject.dssmaincategoryEmploymenten
dc.subject.dssmaincategoryGenderen
dc.subject.dsssubcategoryBehaviouren
dc.subject.dsssubcategoryFemaleen
dc.subject.flosseChildhood and child developmenten
dc.subject.flosseEmployment and unemploymenten
dc.subject.flosseGenderen
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