Employment choices for mothers of pre school children: A psychological perspective.

Houston, Diane M. and Marks, Gillian (2000) Employment choices for mothers of pre school children: A psychological perspective. Economic and Social Research Council (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Since the 1970s the rate of change in the pattern of womens working lives has started to increase and this is particularly true of women with pre-school children. Approximately fifty percent of women with children under five now work. To date, research into womens participation in the labour force has tended to document trends and predict future changes. It has not provided information about the reasons why some women return to employment after childbirth and others dont, or how much choice women really feel they have in making such a decision. The current research project involves a longitudinal questionnaire study of over 300 women who are about to have their first child. The aim of the research is to examine the psychological processes and demographic variables behind womens decisions about work and childcare patterns. The research will explore changes in attitudes, beliefs, norms and identity as a function of becoming a mother and beginning a new pattern of work and/or childcare. The impact of employment/childcare choices on family relationships and psychological well being will also be examined

Item Type: Research report (external)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Diane Houston
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2009 08:31
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2015 12:34
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/20498 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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