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Author Rippeyoung, Phyllis L. F., author

Title Assessing the income consequences of breastfeeding for women : a controversial case using linear growth modelling / Phyllis L.F. Rippeyoung
Published [Los Angeles, California] : SAGE, 2014
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Series SAGE research methods. Cases
SAGE research methods. Cases
Summary Due to the fact that most breastfeeding research has been carried out by those in the natural and health sciences, the literature has emphasized the health benefits of breastfeeding for babies and how to persuade women to do it. Far less research has come from sociologists and rarely has it examined potential costs of breastfeeding for some women. After struggling to juggle breastfeeding and working, the author began researching the socio-economic implications of infant feeding for women's lives. Using linear growth models with the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth in the United States to assess whether there are differences in the trajectories of women's earnings over time depending on whether the women breastfed for a long duration, a short duration or not at all
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from home page (viewed on November 10, 2015)
Subject Breastfeeding -- Economic aspects -- Research -- Case studies.
Working mothers -- Research -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1473948401 (ebook)
9781473948402 (ebook)