Maternal Employment When Children Are Toddlers and Kindergartners

  • Wendy A. Goldberg
  • M. Ann Easterbrooks
Part of the Springer Studies in Work and Industry book series (SSWI)


Mothers of young children are in the labor force in record numbers: Over half (66%) of mothers with children under 18 years of age work outside the home or are seeking employment (Hayghe, 1986). In recent years, the fastest growing segment of the work force has been among mothers of very young children: In 1985, 51% of married women with children under 3 were entering or reentering the work force soon after giving birth (Hayghe, 1986). When employed, many of these women (65%) with young children are likely to work full-time.


Emotional Expressiveness Maternal Employment Attachment Relationship Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test Labor Force Activity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wendy A. Goldberg
    • 1
  • M. Ann Easterbrooks
    • 2
  1. 1.Program in Social EcologyUniversity of California, IrvineIrvineUSA
  2. 2.Department of Child StudyTufts UniversityMedfordUSA

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