The psycho-social consequences of intermittent husband absence: an epidemiological study.

@article{Taylor1985ThePC,
  title={The psycho-social consequences of intermittent husband absence: an epidemiological study.},
  author={R C Taylor and K Morrice and David Clark and Kerry McCann},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={1985},
  volume={20 9},
  pages={877-85}
}
This paper examines the psycho-social effects on wives of their husbands' intermittent absence on off-shore oil rigs. It is based on data gathered from a random sample of wives living in the Aberdeen area, and it proceeds in three stages. The analysis begins with a comparison between wives whose husbands work on- and off-shore, it goes on to examine differential reaction to husband absence in the off-shore group and concludes with an attempt to estimate prevalence of the 'intermittent husband… CONTINUE READING