Time Binds: US Antipoverty Policies, Poverty, and the Well-Being of Single Mothers

  title={Time Binds: US Antipoverty Policies, Poverty, and the Well-Being of Single Mothers},
  author={R. Albelda},
  journal={Feminist Economics},
  pages={189 - 214}
  • R. Albelda
  • Published 2011
  • Economics
  • Feminist Economics
  • Abstract Many US antipoverty programs and measures assume mothers have little, intermittent, or no employment and therefore have sufficient time to care for children, perform household tasks, and apply for and maintain eligibility for these programs. Employment-promotion policies directed toward low-income mothers since the late 1980s have successfully increased their time in the labor force. However, low wages and insufficient employer-based benefits often leave employed single mothers with… CONTINUE READING
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