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Title: Employment, Work Conditions, and the Home Environment in Single-Mother Families
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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.
Also: http://jfi.sagepub.com/content/29/10/1268.abstract
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.