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The Dilemmas of Lone Motherhood

Essays from Feminist Economics

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In today's society, women - having entered the workplace in growing numbers worldwide - are increasingly expected to earn wages whilst still being primarily responsible for raising children. While all parents confront the tensions of this double burden, for lone mothers, the situation can be especially acute as there is no other adult to share responsibilities and no access to a male wage. The revealing essays in this volume address a range of the dilemmas lone mothers routinely face, whilst also distinguishing important situational differences, and considering other social perspectives. It asks: * How can governments help without undermining their ability to enter the workforce? * Should the state indefinitely support lone mothers? * How should we measure the success of a policy? * What roles do ethnicity, race, religion, class and sexual orientation play? The impressive range of contributors to this volume speak from numerous contrasting perspectives. Here they study a variety of international settings such as Sri Lanka, the US, Germany, England and Norway, and in so doing, they allow the reader to draw powerful conclusions by comparing such issues and potential resolutions in varying countries and contexts. This book was previously published as a special issue of "Feminist Economics. "
Release date NZ
January 1st, 2005
Contributors
Edited by Jane Humphries Edited by Randy Albelda Edited by Sue Himmelweit
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
276
Dimensions
156x234x19
ISBN-13
9780415360173
Product ID
1860717

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