The effect of childhood ADD/ADHD on parental workforce participation

Callander, Emily J., Allele, Faith, Roberts, Hayley, Guinea, William, and Lindsay, Daniel B. (2019) The effect of childhood ADD/ADHD on parental workforce participation. Journal of Attention Disorders, 23 (5). pp. 487-492.

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Abstract

Objective: This research aimed to examine the impact of attention deficit disorder (ADD)/ADHD in children on parental labor force participation across different child age groups.

Method: This study utilized a longitudinal, quantitative analyses approach. All data were collected from Wave 6 of the Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) survey.

Results: After adjusting for various confounders, mothers whose children were 10/11 years old and had been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD were significantly more likely to be out of the labor force compared with those mothers whose child had not been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. The impact was more pronounced for single mothers. No significant influence on paternal labor force participation was found.

Conclusion: In assessing the cost-effectiveness of interventions for ADD/ADHD, policy makers and researchers must consider the long-term social and economic effects of ADD/ADHD on maternal workforce participation when considering costs and outcomes.

Item ID: 46861
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1557-1246
Keywords: health economy, family impact, ADD/ADHD
Copyright Information: © The Author(s) 2016
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2017 23:21
FoR Codes: 14 ECONOMICS > 1402 Applied Economics > 140208 Health Economics @ 100%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9102 Microeconomics > 910209 Preference, Behaviour and Welfare @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920408 Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being) @ 50%
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