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Work and welfare: Job histories, barriers to employment, and predictors of work among low-income single mothers

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The work histories of 436 sheltered homeless and low-income women were analyzed to develop a predictive model of factors that facilitate employment possibilities for some low-income women and deter others from obtaining work. Findings suggest the need for programs of education, early intervention, and job training. However, the availability of adequate jobs and affordable child care are prerequisites for poor, single mothers to become self-supporting. (author abstract)
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Reports & Papers
Country:
United States
State(s):
Massachusetts

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