Work-Family Challenges for Low-Income Parents and Their Children [NOOK Book]

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Drawn from an October 2003 symposium held at Penn State, this collection of 17 papers examines how low income and working poor families split time between work and family obligations, and manage the often conflicting responsibilities. Topics include trends in the low wage labor market, the effects of working afternoon and evening shifts, childcare needs and challenges, and the transition from welfare to work. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Work-Family Challenges for Low-Income Parents and Their Children

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Overview

Drawn from an October 2003 symposium held at Penn State, this collection of 17 papers examines how low income and working poor families split time between work and family obligations, and manage the often conflicting responsibilities. Topics include trends in the low wage labor market, the effects of working afternoon and evening shifts, childcare needs and challenges, and the transition from welfare to work. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Table of Contents

Preface
1 The Law-Wage Labor Market: Trends and Policy Implications 3
2 Labor Market and Family Trends and Public Policy Responses 35
3 Beyond Low Wages: Underemployment in America 45
4 Changing Families, Shifting Economic Fortunes, and Meeting Basic Needs 55
5 Employment in a 24/7 Economy: Challenges for the Family 83
6 The Time and Timing of Work: Unique Challenges Facing Low-Income Families 107
7 Exploring Process and Control in Families Working Nonstandard Schedules 117
8 Using Daily Diaries to Access Temporal Friction Between Work and Family 127
9 Childcare for Low-Income Families: Problems and Promises 139
10 The Crisis of Care 165
11 Childcare as a Work Support, a Child-focused Intervention, and a Job 179
12 Childcare for Low-Income Families: Problems and Promise 191
13 "Making a Way Out of No Way": How Mothers Meet Basic Family Needs While Moving from Welfare to Work 203
14 Should Promoting Marriage be the Next Stage of Welfare Reform? 243
15 Making Our Way Together: Collaboration in the Move from Welfare to Work 251
16 The Growing Compliance Burden for Recipients of Public Assistance 265
17 Balancing Work and Family: Problems and Solutions for Low-Income Families 273
Author Index 287
Subject Index 293
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