Chapter 2. The Upside of Maternal and Dual-Earner Employment: A Focus on Positive Family Adaptations, Home Environments, and Child Development in the Fullerton Longitudinal Study

  1. Amy Marcus-Newhall3,
  2. Diane F. Halpern4 and
  3. Sherylle J. Tan4
  1. Adele Eskeles Gottfried1,2 and
  2. Allen W. Gottfried1,2

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305272.ch2

The Changing Realities of Work and Family: A Multidisciplinary Approach

The Changing Realities of Work and Family: A Multidisciplinary Approach

How to Cite

Gottfried, A. E. and Gottfried, A. W. (2008) The Upside of Maternal and Dual-Earner Employment: A Focus on Positive Family Adaptations, Home Environments, and Child Development in the Fullerton Longitudinal Study, in The Changing Realities of Work and Family: A Multidisciplinary Approach (eds A. Marcus-Newhall, D. F. Halpern and S. J. Tan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305272.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Scripps College, USA

  2. 4

    Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children, Claremont McKenna College, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    California State University, Northridge, USA

  2. 2

    California State University, Fullerton, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 1 AUG 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405163453

Online ISBN: 9781444305272

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Keywords:

  • maternal and dual-earner employment;
  • upside of maternal employment;
  • Fullerton Longitudinal Study (FLS) - cross-time investigation from infancy through early adulthood;
  • maternal employment - not detrimental to children's development;
  • maternal employment status and home environments;
  • family role adaptations;
  • mothers' time involvement;
  • African-American mothers and maternal employment role impact on daughters' schooling;
  • work and family adaptations

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Fullerton Longitudinal Study

  • The Upside of Maternal Employment

  • Conclusions

  • References