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MY CHILDREN COME FIRST: Welfare-Reliant Women's Post-TANF Views of Work-Family Tradeoffs, and Marriage

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  • Ellen K. Scott
  • Kathryn Edin
  • Andrew S. London
  • Joan Maya Mazelis
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    In this paper, we focus on how welfare-reliant mothers view work-family trade-offs in the age of welfare reform. We use data from in-depth, qualitative interviews with approximately 80 welfare-reliant mothers living in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty in Philadelphia and Cleveland. These interviews were conducted under the auspices of Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation's Project on Devolution and Urban Change, which seeks to understand the effects of devolution and welfare reform.

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    Paper provided by Northwestern University/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research in its series JCPR Working Papers with number 115.

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    Date of creation: 01 Aug 1999
    Handle: RePEc:wop:jopovw:115
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