Unhealthy Balance? The Consequences of Work and Family Demands and Resources on Employees' Health and Health Care Consumption
Funded: June 2010 Expected Completion: September 2012 Status: In-process
Theresa Glomb, Ph.D., Jean Abraham, Ph.D., Erin Kelly, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Today approximately 69% of non-elderly women participate in the labor force and 54% of non-elderly married households have two earners. Many employees are simultaneously juggling paid work and unpaid family responsibilitites. The demands of work (e.g., overload, scheduling), family (e.g. marriage, children, eldercare) and the resulting inter-role conflicts are common sources of stress that can affect both the health and productivity of workers. The project examines the relationship of work and family demands on workers' health outcomes, including health status, utilization, expenditures, and absenteeism using the nationally-representative Medical Expenditure Panel Survey for 1997-2007.
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