Mothers' Work and Children's Lives: Low-Income Families after Welfare Reform
AbstractThis book examines the effects of work requirements imposed by welfare reform on low-income women and their families. The authors pay particular attention to the nature of work, whether it is stable or unstable, the number of hours worked in a week, and the regularity and flexibility of work schedules. They also show how these factors make it more difficult for low-income women to balance work and family requirements.
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Bibliographic InfoThis book is provided by W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research in its series Books from Upjohn Press with number mwcl and published in 2010.
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work-family balance; welfare reform; PRWORA; single mothers; single parents; children;
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