|Document ID (ISN)||109759|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0090-0036 - American Journal of Public Health
|Convention or series no.
||Miller D.P., Han W.J.
||Maternal nonstandard work schedules and adolescent overweight
||Aug. 2008, Vol. 98, No.8, p.1495-1502. Illus. 44 ref.
||This study investigated whether nonstandard work schedules by mothers were associated with adolescent overweight. Multiple regression analyses were conducted using a sample of 2353 mother-child pairs from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth to examine the association between the number of years mothers worked at nonstandard schedules and adolescent overweight at age 13 or 14 years. Separate analyses were also conducted by family income and family type. Child's body mass index increased significantly if mothers worked either a few years or many years at nonstandard schedules. Other findings are discussed. It is concluded that nonstandard work schedules among near-poor families may disrupt the work-family balance, affecting adolescent overweight.
||USA; nutrition; young persons; women; work time schedules
||non-occupational factors; parental exposure; social aspects; economic aspects; obesity
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Taiwan (China); USA|
||Ergonomics and work organization
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Hours of work