Date

2012-05-22

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Presentation

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Presentation will review findings from a longitudinal study of the transition to parenthood for a sample of low-income, employed mothers. Will examine how work conditions and policies for low-wage workers as well as social supports predict levels and changes in mothers’ mental health across the first year of parenthood. We will also present new findings linking mothers’ early experiences to their own and their children’s mental health 6 years later.

DOI

10.13028/6644-s298

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The Socio-cultural Context of New Mothers’ Mental Health

Presentation will review findings from a longitudinal study of the transition to parenthood for a sample of low-income, employed mothers. Will examine how work conditions and policies for low-wage workers as well as social supports predict levels and changes in mothers’ mental health across the first year of parenthood. We will also present new findings linking mothers’ early experiences to their own and their children’s mental health 6 years later.