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

Title

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

Year

2010

DOI

10.17848/9781441644886

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 their work and family requirements.

Files

Download 1. The Road to Welfare Reform (230 KB)

Contents

  1. The Road to Welfare Reform
  2. The Women's Employment Study
  3. The Effect of Low-Income Mothers' Employment on Children
  4. Conclusions and Policy Implications

ISBN

9780880993586 (cloth) ; 9780880993562 (pbk) ; 9781441644886 (ebook)

Subject Areas

UNEMPLOYMENT, DISABILITY, and INCOME SUPPORT PROGRAMS; Poverty and income support; Income support programs; Low wage labor markets; WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT; Public training programs; Welfare to work

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Citation

Johnson, Rucker C., Ariel Kalil, and Rachel E. Dunifon, (with Barbara Ray). 2010. Mothers' Work and Children's Lives: Low-Income Families after Welfare Reform. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. http://dx.doi.org/10.17848/9781441644886