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Social determinants of mental health disparities among new mothers  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol5no1EN.pdf

Reports on research looking at the fundamental causes of mental health disparities among different groups of new mothers. Also presents some preliminary data on mental well-being among these women.

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Published: 2006
Mothers caring for children with cancer  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol3no1EN.pdf

Explores the specific caring tasks that mothers of children with cancer perform and captured the women's perceptions of the health impact of those tasks.

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Published: 2002
Study of the mother-child program

Discusses the issue of mother-child separation and the existing mother-child program for federally sentenced women. Reveals because of the complexity of living situations experienced by mothers and children; each mother-child group is a unique case and must be treated individually using recognized assessment tools. Recommends that new strategies are needed that would be better suited to the culture and specific needs of mothers serving a federal sentence and their children

Published: 1995
Mothers as earners, mothers as carers: responsibility for children, social policy and the tax system  
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/publish/research/010419-0662655206-e.html

Examines and recommends how taxation can be used as an instrument of social policy to further women's equality, reduce their economic vulnerability and support mothers as earners and carers.

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Published: 2001
Mother's health and access to recreation activities for children  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/mothersHealth.pdf
Examines the link between low-income mothers' health and their ability to find affordable recreation programs for her children. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Mothers in motion: encouraging women to be active with their children  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39535
Describes the "Mothers in Motion" web site program available from the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity. Emphasizes that a mother's participation in sport increases her child's participation. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Daughters and mothers: making it work
Presents a place a daughter or mother can go to examine and heal what can be the most intense relationship of their lives, a place that allows a woman to reflect the good in daughters and mothers and to heal the hurtful.
Published: 2003
Family background, family income, maternal work and child development  
http://www.sdc.gc.ca/en/cs/sp/sdc/pkrf/publications/research/1998-002345/page00.shtml
Estimates the effects of maternal employment and family income on the behavarioural development of young children. Includes policy implications. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Mothers and sons
Consists of the newest and best scholarship on mothers and mothering as well as original poetry and book reviews.
Published: 2000
Redefining motherhood: changing identities and patterns
Challenges the familiar cultural image of the "good" mother through a feminist collection of essays. Showing how constricting and damaging that stereotype is, the contributors replace an unreal, narrow deal with the complexity and diversity of real mothers' lives. Drawing from their broad range of backgrounds and experiences, the writers show the many and varied ways in which women are transforming motherhood.
Published: 1998