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dc.contributor.authorFiori, Francesca
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-25T12:30:05Z
dc.date.available2021-01-25T12:30:05Z
dc.date.issued2020-12-18
dc.identifier.citationFiori , F 2020 , ' Maternal employment and the well-being of children living with a lone mother in Scotland ' , Demographic Research , vol. 43 , 57 , pp. 1685-1738 . https://doi.org/10.4054/DemRes.2020.43.57en
dc.identifier.issn1435-9871
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 272469047
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: c48c2655-bf02-43b0-a834-9f4e5feb42e9
dc.identifier.otherBibtex: ISI:000602592900001
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000602592900001
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85099022449
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/21313
dc.descriptionAuthor gratefully acknowledges the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), which funded the Understanding Inequalities project through which this research was conducted (Grant Reference ES/P009301/1).en
dc.description.abstractBackground : Previous research has shown that children who do not live with both of their parents fare worse on a variety of outcomes. However, less is known about the heterogeneity of children’s socioeconomic context and the factors that contribute to the negative effect of family structure. Objective : This study examines whether, under which circumstances, and through which mechanisms maternal employment influences the socioemotional well-being of children living with a lone mother in Scotland. Methods : The study uses longitudinal data from Growing Up in Scotland to follow a sub-sample of children living with lone mothers (N = 918). It applies Inverse Probability Weighting to estimate the effect of maternal employment when the child is aged 3 on children’s socioemotional well-being at age 5, net of selection effects; and the KHB decomposition method to assess the mediating role of household income and maternal well-being. Results : Children of working lone mothers are less at risk of having severe socioemotional problems, particularly if their mothers work in medium–high occupational positions. Higher levels of household income and the greater psychological well-being of working mothers partly explain the positive effect of maternal employment. Contribution : This study enhances understanding of the factors associated with the socioemotional well-being of children living with a lone mother by providing a detailed analysis of the role of maternal employment.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofDemographic Researchen
dc.rightsCopyright © 2020 Francesca Fiori. This open-access work is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Germany (CC BY 3.0 DE), which permits use, reproduction, and distribution in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are given credit. See https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/de/legalcode.en
dc.subjectChild well-beingen
dc.subjectLone mothersen
dc.subjectMaternal employmenten
dc.subjectScotlanden
dc.subjectHQ The family. Marriage. Womanen
dc.subjectHM Sociologyen
dc.subjectDASen
dc.subject.lccHQen
dc.subject.lccHMen
dc.titleMaternal employment and the well-being of children living with a lone mother in Scotlanden
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.description.versionPublisher PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Geography & Sustainable Developmenten
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.4054/DemRes.2020.43.57
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden


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