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Does non-employment contribute to the health disadvantage among lone mothers in Britain, Italy and Sweden? Family policy and synergy effects
Karolinska Inst, Div Social Med, Dept Publ Hlth Sci, S-17176 Stockholm, Sweden .
Italian Natl Inst Stat, Piedmont Reg Off, Turin, Italy.
Univ Liverpool, Div Publ Hlth, Liverpool L69 3GB, Merseyside, England .
Karolinska Inst, Div Social Med, Dept Publ Hlth Sci, S-17176 Stockholm, Sweden .
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2012 (English)In: Health and Place, ISSN 1353-8292, Vol. 18, no 2, 199-208 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study analyses self-rated health and non-employment and potential synergy effects among lone and couple mothers aged 25–59 in Britain, Sweden and Italy, representing different family policy categories using data from national surveys (2000–2005). Synergy effects on health were calculated by synergy index. Non-employment only marginally contributed to the excess risk of poor health among lone mothers but there were synergy effects between lone motherhood and non-employment in all three countries, producing a higher risk of poor health than would be expected from a simple addition of these exposures. Results are discussed in relation to the different family policy and living contexts.

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2012. Vol. 18, no 2, 199-208 p.
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Single parent, Welfare state, Family policy, Poor health, Employment
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-62871DOI: 10.1016/jhealthplace,2011.09.007ISI: 000301276800010OAI: diva2:445341
7Available from: 2011-10-03 Created: 2011-10-03 Last updated: 2012-06-28Bibliographically approved

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