Maternal work and child-care strategies in peri-urban Guatemala: nutritional effects.

@article{Engle1991MaternalWA,
  title={Maternal work and child-care strategies in peri-urban Guatemala: nutritional effects.},
  author={Patrice L. Engle},
  journal={Child development},
  year={1991},
  volume={62 5},
  pages={954-65}
}
Associations of 293 mothers' work for earnings and child-care arrangements with the anthropometric status of their children were examined in urban Guatemala. It was hypothesized that during the period of life in which growth often falters (8 through 35 months), maternal employment could be beneficial for children. Informal workers tended to be poorer, less educated, and have more undernourished children than formal workers or nonworkers. When poverty and mother's education were controlled for… CONTINUE READING

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