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The Demographic Foundations of Rising Employment and Earnings among Single Mothers in Canada and the United States, 1980–2000


  • John Myles


  • Feng Hou
  • Garnett Picot
  • Karen Myers


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  • John Myles & Feng Hou & Garnett Picot & Karen Myers, 2009. "The Demographic Foundations of Rising Employment and Earnings among Single Mothers in Canada and the United States, 1980–2000," Population Research and Policy Review, Springer;Southern Demographic Association (SDA), vol. 28(5), pages 693-720, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:poprpr:v:28:y:2009:i:5:p:693-720
    DOI: 10.1007/s11113-008-9125-2

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    1. Lane Destro & David Brady, 2010. "Does European-Style Welfare Generosity Discourage Single Mother Employment?," LIS Working papers 548, LIS Cross-National Data Center in Luxembourg.
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