The dilemmas of lone motherhood: key issues for feminist economics

  title={The dilemmas of lone motherhood: key issues for feminist economics},
  author={Randy Albelda and Susan Himmelweit and Jane Humphries},
  journal={Feminist Economics},
  pages={1 - 7}
The acute dilemmas facing lone mothers in raising their children and earning a living form a common theme across the articles in this special issue of Feminist Economics on Lone Mothers. Like other parents, lone mothers face difficult decisions in allocating their time to caregiving and income generation, but in their families there is only one adult to do both. Further, that one adult is a woman, who will generally earn less than a man, compounding the difficulties. Lone mothers must rely on a… Expand
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