Working After Welfare: How Women Balance Jobs and Family in the Wake of Welfare Reform

Title

Working After Welfare: How Women Balance Jobs and Family in the Wake of Welfare Reform

Year

2008

Abstract

This book, tapping into the quantitative and qualitative evidence gathered in the Women’s Employment Study (WES), offers insights into the lives of women in an urban Michigan county who left welfare for work and the role their family decisions play in their labor market decisions.

Files

Download 1. Moving from Welfare to Work (112 KB)

Contents

  1. Moving from Welfare to Work
  2. Six Years Later, How Are Former Welfare Recipients Faring in the Labor Market?
  3. Up the Ladder, Down the Ladder, or Stuck on the Same Rung?
  4. Peeking inside the ?Black Box? of Employment Transitions
  5. What Working Mothers Want
  6. Challenges to Advancement among Former Welfare Recipients
  7. Policies to Bring Work and Family Back into Balance

ISBN

9780880993449 (pbk.) ; 9780880993456 (cloth)

Subject Areas

EDUCATION; Early childhood; Childcare; UNEMPLOYMENT, DISABILITY, and INCOME SUPPORT PROGRAMS; Poverty and income support; Income support programs; Low wage labor markets; LABOR MARKET ISSUES; Work and family balance

Working After Welfare: How Women Balance Jobs and Family in the Wake of Welfare Reform

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