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Are Working Mothers a Healthier Lot?

by Savitha C Muppala on September 18, 2012 at 8:45 AM
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 Are Working Mothers a Healthier Lot?

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.

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.

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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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