Combining a job and children: contrasting the health of married and divorced women in the Netherlands?

@article{Fokkema2002CombiningAJ,
  title={Combining a job and children: contrasting the health of married and divorced women in the Netherlands?},
  author={Tineke Fokkema},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={54 5},
  pages={741-52}
}
The research question of this paper is whether the combination of paid employment and taking care of children promotes or damages the health of married and divorced women in the Netherlands. To answer this question, data are used from 936 women aged 30-54 years who were either living with a partner (N = 431) or divorced and living alone 505). The findings show that combining a job outside the home and childcare does not harm women's health, irrespective of the length of the working week and the… CONTINUE READING