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Author: Lleras, Christy
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1. Lleras, Christy
Employment, Work Conditions, and the Home Environment in Single-Mother Families
Journal of Family Issues 29,10 (October 2008): 1268-1297.
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Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
Publisher: Sage Publications
Keyword(s): Aid for Families with Dependent Children (AFDC); Children, Preschool; Family Size; Home Environment; Home Observation for Measurement of Environment (HOME); Maternal Employment; Parents, Single; Shift Workers; Welfare; Work Hours

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This study investigates the impact of employment status and work conditions on the quality of the home environment provided by single mothers of preschool-age children. Multivariate analyses were conducted using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. The results indicate that employment status is not a significant predictor of the quality of the home environment among single mothers of young children when family size and welfare use are controlled. Among single working mothers, several job conditions were related to the quality of the home environment. Single mothers who were employed part-time and in low-wage jobs had significantly poorer home environments. Single mothers who work nonstandard hours generally have poorer home environments, with the exception of rotating shifts. These findings highlight the importance of examining the effects of employment status and job conditions on within-group differences in the quality of the home environment among single-mother families. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

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Lleras, Christy. "Employment, Work Conditions, and the Home Environment in Single-Mother Families." Journal of Family Issues 29,10 (October 2008): 1268-1297.
2. Wu, Joanna
Lleras, Christy
Rethinking "Success": The Role of Families and Communities in Second Generation Immigrants' Transition to Adulthood
Presented: Denver CO, American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, August 2012
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: American Sociological Association
Keyword(s): Immigrants; Parental Influences; Socioeconomic Status (SES); Transition, Adulthood

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Nearly one in four children within the United States has an immigrant parent or parents (Hernandez, 2004). A significant portion of these children are born in the U.S. and are often referred to as second generation immigrants. Second generation immigrants currently outnumber foreign-born children by more than six to one, a number that doubled in the past decade (Child Trends, 2010). While many of the same socio-economic factors that negatively affect the outcomes of U.S. children also confront children of immigrants, they are additionally affected by risk factors unique to the immigration process, such as parental citizenship. As this contemporary second generation immigrant cohort transitions into adulthood, they will shape considerably the demographics of the young adult population. Drawing from the life course perspective and resiliency theory, this study utilizes data from the National Longitudinal Study of Youth (NLSY: 1997) to examine how socio-economic and contextual factors within the family and community during adolescence impact the success of second generation immigrants once they reach young adulthood. This study adds to the growing body of literature on the experiences of immigrants by examining not only traditional socio-economic measures of "success" but alternative measures such as health and life satisfaction as well. Findings show that contextual factors early in life have an enduring effect in their transition to young adulthood, but also suggest that the effect of contextual factors is dependent on the outcome examined. Variation by racial groups also emerged across contextual factors and the multiple success indicators.
Bibliography Citation
Wu, Joanna and Christy Lleras. "Rethinking "Success": The Role of Families and Communities in Second Generation Immigrants' Transition to Adulthood." Presented: Denver CO, American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, August 2012.