The Effects of Work in Pregnancy: Short- and Long-term Associations
Ruskin1 has suggested: ‘In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it.’ Unfortunately, perhaps, few epidemiological studies have collected data on such aspects of employment. In this chapter we present previously unpublished information from the 1958 British Cohort Study on the hours worked per week, the gestation at which the job was given up and the actual job involved.
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