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Lone Mothers, Economic Well‐Being, and Policies

Majella Kilkey and Jonathan Bradshaw

in Gender and Welfare State Regimes

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294160
eISBN:
9780191600142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294166.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Assesses the impact of policies on the economic well‐being of lone mothers. The authors present trends on the growing prevalence of lone mothers across 21 OECD countries and the routes to solo ... More


Lone motherhood in the Nordic countries: sole providers in dual-breadwinner regimes

Anne Skevik

in Politicising parenthood in Scandinavia: Gender relations in welfare states

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346452
eISBN:
9781447303015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346452.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter talks about what happened to the employment of lone mothers in Nordic countries after the economic depression and the institutional restructuring during the 1990s. It states that the ... More


Family Allowances and Poverty Among Lone Mother Families in the United States

Cecilia A. Conrad

in Race, Poverty, and Domestic Policy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095418
eISBN:
9780300129847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095418.003.0027
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the relationship between income support policies and poverty among lone mother families in the United States relative to Canada and Western Europe. It simulates the effect on ... More


Lone mothers and lone fathers

Elisabetta Ruspini

in Diversity in family life: Gender, relationships and social change

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447300939
eISBN:
9781447310877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300939.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter is about lone, or single, mothers and lone fathers. The number of lone parents is steadily increasing and the past fifteen years has seen a marked increase in the number of lone fathers ... More


Sinners? Scroungers? Saints?: Unmarried Motherhood in Twentieth-Century England

Pat Thane and Tanya Evans

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199578504
eISBN:
9780191741838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578504.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This is the first attempt to describe the real lives of unmarried mothers, and attitudes to them, in England from the First World War to the present. We focus on England because the legal position, ... More


Balancing work and family life: mothers’ views

Sarah Cunningham-Burley, Kathryn Backett-Milburn, and Debbie Kemmer

in Families in society: Boundaries and relationships

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346438
eISBN:
9781447302292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346438.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter presents data drawn from interviews with lone and partnered mothers in non-professional, non-managerial occupations. This project was funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation as part of ... More


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