Maternal Work and Birth Outcome Disparities

  title={Maternal Work and Birth Outcome Disparities},
  author={Janice F. Bell and Frederick J. Zimmerman and Paula K. Diehr},
  journal={Maternal and Child Health Journal},
Objectives: We tested relations between aspects of maternal work and birth outcomes in a national sample and in subgroups known to experience disparities. Methods: Three indices of work attributes (Status and Recognition, Physical Demands, and Exposure to Conflict) were derived by factor analysis of variables extracted from the Department of Labor’s O*Net database. The indices were linked to the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth using occupation codes for the primary jobs held by women who… CONTINUE READING