Implications of Work-Family Connections for Children’s Well-Being across the Globe

Lorey A. Wheeler, Bora Lee, Elizabeth Svoboda

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The purpose of this chapter is to provide insights on the implications of parental work for children’s well-being as embedded within varying cultural and societal contexts. The chapter begins by describing salient dimensions of parents’ work (i.e., work status and hours, work conditions and experiences, work-family conflict, work-related beliefs) and processes that link parents’ work to child well-being (i.e., spillover, crossover). The chapter then discusses specific cultural factors that play a role in the relationship between the work-family interface and child well-being. The final section briefly highlights potential areas for future research and policy implications for work-family linkages to child well-being. The focus is on broad indicators of children’s well-being, including psychosocial (e.g., relationships, problem behavior) and physical health, and educational and vocational outcomes (e.g., academic achievement, work ethic), as the specific nature of positive child well-being varies to some degree across cultural contexts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Cambridge Handbook of the Global Work–Family Interface
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781108235556
ISBN (Print)9781108415972
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • General Business, Management and Accounting


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