The Working Mom Project
While mother’s participation in the work force and their economic contributions to their families, relative to fathers, have increased substantially in the past decades, mother’s continue to carry the brunt of the family’s childcare and household responsibilities. This places high amounts of stress and strain on today’s mothers. This project aimed to examine the stress physiological repercussions of work and family stress on mothers with young children. As part of this study, mothers collected cortisol across the morning on two consecutive non-workdays followed by two consecutive workdays. Mothers also collected samples on their children.
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