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Following families: working lone-mother families and their children


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Ridge, T. and Millar, J., 2011. Following families: working lone-mother families and their children. Social Policy & Administration, 45 (1), pp. 85-97.

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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9515.2010.00755.x

    Abstract

    Analysis of poverty dynamics based on large-scale survey data shows that there is limited mobility across the income distribution for most individuals and families. This includes lone parents, who are one of the groups most likely to stay poor over time. This high income poverty risk is reduced for those lone parents who are in employment and who receive state financial support through tax credits to supplement their wages. But income security in work can be difficult to achieve. This article reports on longitudinal qualitative research which has involved repeat interviews with lone mothers and their children over a period of three to four years. The analysis explores the experiences of sustaining employment while living on a low, but complex, income and highlights the challenges faced in seeking financial security in this context.

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    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsRidge, T.and Millar, J.
    DOI10.1111/j.1467-9515.2010.00755.x
    Uncontrolled Keywordschildhood and youth, poverty, work and justice
    DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Social & Policy Sciences
    University Administration & Central Services > Vice-Chancellor's Office
    Research CentresInstitute for Policy Research
    Centre for Analysis of Social Policy (CASP)
    Publisher StatementMillar_SPADMIN_2011_45_1_85.pdf: This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: Ridge, T. and Millar, J., 2011. Following families: Working lone-mother families and their children. Social Policy & Administration, 45 (1), pp. 85-97., which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9515.2010.00755.x; Millar_SPADMIN_2011_45_1_85.doc: This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: Ridge, T. and Millar, J., 2011. Following families: Working lone-mother families and their children. Social Policy & Administration, 45 (1), pp. 85-97., which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9515.2010.00755.x
    RefereedYes
    StatusPublished
    ID Code18011

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