"The Log Road to Quality Day Care and Work": Women Define Pathways (Chapter 2 in Good Parents or Good Workers? How Policy Shapes Families' Daily Lives).

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Year Published
2005
Author (Individual)
French, Desiree.
Fuller, Bruce.
Mensing, James.
Resource Type
Book
Resource Format
Unbound
Resource Language
English
This chapter reviews how theorists and policymakers portray the state’s capacity to alter the behavior and beliefs of low income parents and then highlights findings from a study of two women’s experiences in their efforts to find jobs and supportive resources. Finding a job and securing welfare supports were linked to their parenting pathway, however, the mothers’ first concern was their children’s well-being. The chapter concludes by exploring whether the motivating power of raising children might lead to a more effective family policy. 34 references. (Author abstract modified)

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