Study: Full-Time Working Mothers Have Better Mental, Physical Health.

HealthDay (8/21, Dallas) reports, “Mothers who work full time report better mental and physical health than stay-at-home moms or women who work part time,” according to a new study scheduled to be presented Sunday at the American Sociological Association annual meeting in Denver but yet to be published in a peer-reviewed journal. “Researchers from University of Akron and Penn State University found that women who go back to work soon after having children have more energy and mobility, and less depression at age 40.” HealthDay notes, “The study included data on 2,540 women who became mothers between 1978 and 1995,” and the authors “added that additional childcare and transportation resources for single mothers could improve their employment options.”

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— “Working Moms Report Better Health Than Those Who Stay Home, “Mary Elizabeth Dallas, HealthDay, August 20, 2012.

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