Harris, M., & Kahn, M. (2005). Parenting, education, and well-being: The case of jamaican men and women. Wadabagei: A Journal of the Caribbean and its Diaspora, 8(3), 34-53.
We add to a sparse literature on the well-being of Jamaican adults by examining the relationships between parenthood, education, and psychological distress. Data for these analyses come from a multistage area probability sample of 388 adults in Manchester, Jamaica. Regression methods yield two main findings: (1) respondents suffer greater levels of psychological distress as they have more children and endure higher levels of financial stress; and (2) though more educated respondents report less distress, the magnitude of this education effect differs significantly for men and women.
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