The effects of family, work and welfare on mothers' poverty in the United States and across western nations

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Title:
The effects of family, work and welfare on mothers' poverty in the United States and across western nations
Author:
Christopher, Karen Lyn
Issue Date:
2000
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
In this dissertation I examine how the family, market and state affect poverty outcomes among mothers and single mothers. In so doing, I enrich the gender and state literature with methodological approaches from the international literature on poverty. I examine the extent to which predictions from these theories are supported by evidence of mothers' and single mothers' poverty and labor market outcomes across nine Western nations. In a more applied vein, many of my questions concern how the U.S. could ameliorate its high poverty rates among mothers and single mothers. My findings challenge several of the gender and the state theories and suggest that more complex questions could lead to better measures of mothers' economic outcomes. I conclude by discussing what kinds of social policies could improve mothers' economic well-being, in the U.S. and across other Western nations.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Women's Studies.; Sociology, Public and Social Welfare.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Sociology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Arum, Richard; England, Paula

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe effects of family, work and welfare on mothers' poverty in the United States and across western nationsen_US
dc.creatorChristopher, Karen Lynen_US
dc.contributor.authorChristopher, Karen Lynen_US
dc.date.issued2000en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn this dissertation I examine how the family, market and state affect poverty outcomes among mothers and single mothers. In so doing, I enrich the gender and state literature with methodological approaches from the international literature on poverty. I examine the extent to which predictions from these theories are supported by evidence of mothers' and single mothers' poverty and labor market outcomes across nine Western nations. In a more applied vein, many of my questions concern how the U.S. could ameliorate its high poverty rates among mothers and single mothers. My findings challenge several of the gender and the state theories and suggest that more complex questions could lead to better measures of mothers' economic outcomes. I conclude by discussing what kinds of social policies could improve mothers' economic well-being, in the U.S. and across other Western nations.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectWomen's Studies.en_US
dc.subjectSociology, Public and Social Welfare.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSociologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorArum, Richarden_US
dc.contributor.advisorEngland, Paulaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest9972071en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b4063758xen_US
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