Advisor

Cathleen L. Smith

Date of Award

1990

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology

Department

Psychology

Physical Description

1 online resource (102 p.)

Subjects

Working mothers -- Family relationships, Older women -- Employment -- Family relationships, Adult children -- Family relationships

DOI

10.15760/etd.5994

Abstract

The effects of maternal employment on the young child have been examined for over 50 years. This research focuses on perceived maternal employment effects at a later point in the family life cycle: when mother is older and children are grown. Thirty-two poverty level women aged 56-83 (M=66.4 years) and their adult sons (n=l 6) and daughters (n= 16) were independently interviewed. All of the older women were paid workers or "stipended volunteers" who were employed part time (20 hours a week) in child care, clerical, or other service jobs. They had a variety of work histories; all were widowed or divorced.

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http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/23675

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