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Sole Mothers in Australia: Supporting Mothers to Seek Work

dc.contributor.author McHugh, Marilyn en_US
dc.contributor.author Millar, Jane en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-25T12:33:57Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-25T12:33:57Z
dc.date.issued 1996 en_US
dc.description.abstract The rapid increase in the numbers of sole parents in Australia - and their high risk of poverty - has meant that these families have become a focus of increasing concern. This paper explores the issue of sole motherhood and employment, with a particular emphasis on examining the relationship between social security policies and current discourses on the role of women in Australian society, including the perspectives of sole mothers themselves. The paper is part of an edited collection (Duncan and Edwards, forthcoming), covering nine countries ranging from Ireland (where the vast majority of sole mothers are not employed and where the expectation of policy is that such women should stay and home to care for their children) to Sweden (where almost all sole mothers are in employment and where public policy is explicitly designed to support them) and the USA (where most sole mothers are employed despite low levels of public provision for working mothers). Other countries in the collection include the UK, Japan, Germany and France. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 0733414656 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1447-8978 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1959.4/34006
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries SPRC Discussion Paper en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/au/ en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.title Sole Mothers in Australia: Supporting Mothers to Seek Work en_US
dc.type Working Paper en
dcterms.accessRights open access
dspace.entity.type Publication en_US
unsw.accessRights.uri https://purl.org/coar/access_right/c_abf2
unsw.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26190/unsworks/203
unsw.publisher.place Sydney en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofworkingpapernumber 71 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation McHugh, Marilyn, Social Policy Research Centre, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Millar, Jane, University of Bath en_US
unsw.relation.school Social Policy Research Centre *
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