Effects on Children as Parents Transition from Welfare to Employment (Chapter 4 in Good Parents or Good Workers? How Policy Shapes Families' Daily Lives).

Page Count
0
Year Published
2005
Author (Individual)
Morris, Pamela A.
Scott, Ellen K.
London, Andrew S.
Resource Type
Book
Resource Format
Unbound
Resource Language
English
This chapter synthesizes the results of both quantitative experimental and qualitative research about how low-income children fare as their mothers spend more time in the labor market and attempt to strike a new balance between work and parenting. Findings indicate policies that effectively increase parental income as they increase employment improve the well-being of young children and are the most promising for helping families cope. Numerous references.

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