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Source: Social Work
Resulting in 3 citations.
1. Anderson, Steven G.
Eamon, Mary Keegan
Health Coverage Instability for Mothers in Working Families
Social Work 49,3 (July 2004): 395-406.
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Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Keyword(s): Education; Family Studies; Health Care; Health/Health Status/SF-12 Scale; Income; Insurance, Health; Marital Status

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Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, the authors examined the health insurance coverage stability of 1,667 women in working families over a three-year period (1995-1997). Findings revealed that coverage instability is common. Nearly one-half of low-income women experienced health coverage instability over the three-year study period, and low-income women with poor education, single marital status, low work hours, and frequent job changes were at even greater risk of coverage instability. The findings also imply that women affected by recent welfare reforms are likely to experience widespread health coverage problems. The implications for health care policy development, social work administration, and social work practice are discussed. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Bibliography Citation
Anderson, Steven G. and Mary Keegan Eamon. "Health Coverage Instability for Mothers in Working Families." Social Work 49,3 (July 2004): 395-406.
2. Jensen, Todd M.
Shafer, Kevin M.
Stepfamily Functioning and Closeness: Children's Views on Second Marriages and Stepfather Relationships
Social Work 58,2 (April 2013): 127-136.
Also: http://sw.oxfordjournals.org/content/58/2/127
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79, NLSY79 Young Adult
Publisher: National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Keyword(s): Attitudes; Child Self-Administered Supplement (CSAS); Divorce; Family Decision-making/Conflict; Family Structure; Fathers; Gender Differences; Marital Status; Parent-Child Interaction; Parent-Child Relationship/Closeness; Parenting Skills/Styles; Religion; Stepfamilies

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Current research on stepfamily well-being often overlooks the perspective of children, and deals primarily with factors as reported by the adults involved. The authors examine a number of family role characteristics, parental subsystem characteristics, and resources that might influence how children perceive the quality of their stepfamily relationships. A sample of 1,088 children in households with a mother and stepfather, ages 10 to 16 years, in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, 1979 cohort—Children and Young Adult Sample, is used for the analyses. Results indicate that open communication between children and their mothers, low amounts of arguing between mothers and stepfathers, along with agreement on parenting, and gender, all affect the closeness children report having with their stepfathers. Conclusions, limitations, and clinical implications are discussed.
Bibliography Citation
Jensen, Todd M. and Kevin M. Shafer. "Stepfamily Functioning and Closeness: Children's Views on Second Marriages and Stepfather Relationships." Social Work 58,2 (April 2013): 127-136.
3. Seipel, Michael M. O.
Shafer, Kevin M.
The Effect of Prenatal and Postnatal Care on Childhood Obesity
Social Work 58,3 (July 2013): 241-252.
Also: http://sw.oxfordjournals.org/content/58/3/241.abstract
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
Publisher: National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Keyword(s): Body Mass Index (BMI); Child Health; Mothers, Health; Obesity; Pre-natal Care/Exposure; Pre/post Natal Behavior

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Childhood obesity continues to be a major public health problem in the United States. If this problem is unresolved, some children will be at risk for disorders such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and cancer and will become a high economic and social burden for society. Using the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, Child and Young Adult sample (N = 6,643), this study examined the relationship between the effect of pre- and postnatal characteristics and obesity. The findings of this study show that the probability of childhood obesity can be lessened if pregnant women do not smoke and do not gain significant pregnancy-related weight. Moreover, breast feeding and health insurance were also found to be correlated to avoiding childhood obesity.
Bibliography Citation
Seipel, Michael M. O. and Kevin M. Shafer. "The Effect of Prenatal and Postnatal Care on Childhood Obesity." Social Work 58,3 (July 2013): 241-252.