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The Mother’s Role in Child Development: The Effect of Maternal Employment on Cognitive Development

Olga Stephiana and I Dewa Gede Karma Wisana

Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, Volume 27, Issue 4, December 2019

Keywords: Child development, cognitive development, maternal employment

Published on: 18 December 2019

This research discussed the effects of maternal employment on child cognitive development using the IFLS’s data on children aged between 7-10 years old. The results indicated the negative effects of maternal employment when children were between 0-3 years old. Yet, maternal employment on children aged between 7-10 years old was positively associated with children’s cognition. The accumulated additional hours of the working mother when children were older than 3 years also affected the children’s cognition positively. Furthermore, this development was also affected by other factors, such as the child’s inputs, the mother’s inputs, and the family’s inputs.

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