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date: 02 March 2021

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This chapter provides a critical synthesis of the literature on the relationship between parent work family experiences and child outcomes. The chapter begins by introducing a theory-driven conceptual model that organizes previous studies. Then it discusses research on the direct link between parent work family experiences and child outcomes, followed by a review of mediators and moderators of the process. It next notes limitations of the extant literature and concludes with promising directions for future research.

Keywords: parent work family experiences, child outcomes, child development, spillover, crossover, job characteristics, work schedule, parent child interaction

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