Are Working Mothers a Healthier Lot?

by Savitha C Muppala on  September 18, 2012 at 8:45 AM Women Health News
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An interesting study on the oft debated topic of whether working mothers are better off with regard to health than their unemployed counterparts, has revealed some startling insights.
 Are Working Mothers a Healthier Lot?
Are Working Mothers a Healthier Lot?

Compared to moms who work part-time or are unemployed or experience interruptions in their jobs, the moms who work full-time are healthier at age 40.

The research found that working full-time gave women a sense of purpose, control and efficiency which adds to their emotional health. Their expertise at work adds to their self-worth and this can go a long way in boosting emotional health.

Concern exists on the ones who are persistently unemployed. The stress caused by work instability, or holding on to a job or finding another one- the highs and lows contribute to ill health, the insight found.



Source: Medindia

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