Monday, May 15, 2006

What would Laura Bush say?

Juggling job, kids a healthy combo for women

LONDON - Juggling a career along with being a wife or partner and parent may help to keep women healthy, scientists said on Monday.

After analyzing data from a study that tracked the health of Britons born in 1946, they found that women who had multiple roles were less likely than homemakers, single mothers or childless females to report poor health or to be obese in middle age.

It seems to me that this study presumes a lot of things - that the woman has a partner who believes in equitable distribution of duties. And that the woman doesn't have to be "uniquely American" and hold down two or more jobs to make ends meet. And that she and her family aren't living on processed, junk food because a healthful diet is beyond their financial means.

(hat tip Missouri Bird for the pic!)