ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Franšais | Espa˝ol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)109759
CIS number 09-585
ISSN - Serial title 0090-0036 - American Journal of Public Health
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Miller D.P., Han W.J.
Title Maternal nonstandard work schedules and adolescent overweight
Bibliographic information Aug. 2008, Vol. 98, No.8, p.1495-1502. Illus. 44 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) USA; nutrition; young persons; women; work time schedules
Descriptors (secondary) non-occupational factors; parental exposure; social aspects; economic aspects; obesity
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceTaiwan (China); USA
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Hours of work
Nutrition