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Mothers' Work and Children's Lives: Low-Income Families after Welfare Reform

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  • Rucker C. Johnson

    (University of California-Berkeley)

  • Ariel Kalil

    (University of Chicago)

  • Rachel E. Dunifon

    (Cornell University)

Abstract

This 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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  • Rucker C. Johnson & Ariel Kalil & Rachel E. Dunifon, 2010. "Mothers' Work and Children's Lives: Low-Income Families after Welfare Reform," Books from Upjohn Press, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, number mwcl, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:upj:ubooks:mwcl
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    Cited by:

    1. Ezra Golberstein & Gilbert Gonzales & Ellen Meara, 2016. "Economic Conditions and Children's Mental Health," NBER Working Papers 22459, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Chase-Lansdale, P. Lindsay & Cherlin, Andrew J. & Guttmannova, Katarina & Fomby, Paula & Ribar, David C. & Coley, Rebekah Levine, 2011. "Long-term implications of welfare reform for the development of adolescents and young adults," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 33(5), pages 678-688, May.

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    Keywords

    work-family balance; welfare reform; PRWORA; single mothers; single parents; children;

    JEL classification:

    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs

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