Gendered and classed experiences of work–family conflict among lone mothers in Sweden

  title={Gendered and classed experiences of work–family conflict among lone mothers in Sweden},
  author={Christine Roman},
  journal={Community, Work \& Family},
  pages={302 - 318}
  • C. Roman
  • Published 27 May 2019
  • Sociology
  • Community, Work & Family
ABSTRACT Research on the relationship between lone motherhood and social class is indeed limited. Drawing on 39 in-depth interviews, the overall aim of this article is to increase knowledge of the ways that working conditions and access to economic resources impact on Swedish lone mothers’ opportunities to integrate paid work and family. One assumption is that lone mothers are guided by culturally shaped ideas about the proper way to be a mother, and that variance between mothers’ notions of… Expand
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