Wen-Jui Han


Silver School of Social Work, New York University

NLS user since 1998

  • Han, W-J., Waldfogel, J., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2001). The effects of early maternal employment on later cognitive and behavioral outcomes. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 63(2), 336-354.
  • Waldfogel, J., Han, W-J., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2002). The effects of early maternal employment on child cognitive development. Demography, 39(2), 369-392.
  • Han, W-J. (2008). Shift work and child behavioral outcomes. Work, Employment, & Society, 22(1), 67-87.
  • Miller, D., & Han, W-J. (2008). Maternal nonstandard work schedules and adolescent overweight. American Journal of Public Health, 98(8), 1495-1502.
  • Han, W-J., Miller, D. P., & Waldfogel, J. (2010). Parental work schedules and adolescents’ risky behaviors. Developmental Psychology, 46(5), 1245-1267.
  • Han, W-J., & Fox, L. (2011). Parental work schedules and children’s later cognitive achievement. Journal of Marriage and Family, 73(5), 962-980.
What I learned from NLS data

The relationship between maternal employment with regards to timing, intensity, work schedules, and the nature of jobs, on children's outcomes related to cognitive and socioemotional well-being.

Why I chose NLS data

Its longitudinal nature and follows a nationally representative sample of men and women over time with biennial information on these women's children since 1986.