In Brief: Dec. 11, 2000

WORKING MOMS The first baby in a family may not cause major upheaval for working couples, but baby No. 2 alters everything. A study presented at a recent meeting of the American Anthropological Association reports that a woman's working life changes dramatically with a second child. While most professional women return to working full time after the first baby, more than 50% switch to part-time work or take a leave of absence after the birth of the second.

STRONG HUSBANDS A study of senior citizens presented at the Gerontological Society of America has a rather retro conclusion: husbands and wives live...

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