Maternal employment and childhood obesity--a European perspective.

  title={Maternal employment and childhood obesity--a European perspective.},
  author={Wencke Gwozdz and Alfonso Sousa-Poza and Lucia A Reisch and W. Ahrens and Gabriele Eiben and Juan M Fernand{\'e}z-Alvira and Charalampos Hadjigeorgiou and Stefaan De Henauw and Eva Kovacs and Fabio Lauria and Toomas Veidebaum and Garrath Williams and Karin Bammann},
  journal={Journal of health economics},
  volume={32 4},
The substantial increase in female employment rates in Europe over the past two decades has often been linked in political and public rhetoric to negative effects on child development, including obesity. We analyse this association between maternal employment and childhood obesity using rich objective reports of various anthropometric and other measures of fatness from the IDEFICS study of children aged 2-9 in 16 regions of eight European countries. Based on such data as accelerometer measures… CONTINUE READING
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