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

  • Rucker C. Johnson

    (University of California-Berkeley)

  • Ariel Kalil

    (University of Chicago)

  • Rachel E. Dunifon

    (Cornell University)

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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This 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.
ISBN: cloth 9780880993586 paper 9780880993562
Handle: RePEc:upj:ubooks:mwcl
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