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  1. Women's employment, marriage, motherhood and mortality : a test of the multiple role and role accumulation hypotheses.

    Article - En anglais

    Two contrasting hypotheses on the effects of combining marital, parental and work roles on mortality are analysed in this paper.

    The « multiple role » hypothesis suggests that the effects are harmful, but the « role accumulation » hypothesis argues that the benefits will outweigh the possible harmful effects.

    This paper uses record linkage data for all 35-54 year-old non-pensioned Finnish women to examine the two hypotheses.

    Women with all three roles of wife, mother and employee had low mortality.

    This, however, was a reflection of the main effects of these three variables.

    Only lone mothers with>1 child-about 4% of the study population-were characterized as having a somewhat deviant mortality from what was to be expected on the basis of the main effects model.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Mortalité, Femme, Rôle social, Statut conjugal, Mère, Activité professionnelle, Statut socioéconomique, Milieu familial, Epidémiologie, Finlande, Homme, Europe

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mortality, Woman, Social role, Marital status, Mother, Professional activity, Socioeconomic status, Family environment, Epidemiology, Finland, Human, Europe

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0050026

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 09/06/1995.