UCLA Sloan Center on Everyday Lives of Families Working Paper No. 18 2003
Conflicts between the needs and demands of work and family can influence individual and family well-being, with implications for public health, child development, and the economy. This chapter argues for the usefulness of a psychological perspective in guiding the identification, measurement, and evaluation of health and well being effects, and for the design of effective interventions. The discussion focuses primarily on research that addresses the consequences of parent employment experiences for children and families.