publication . Preprint . 1996

Sole Mothers in Australia: Supporting Mothers to Seek Work

Marilyn McHugh; Jane Millar;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Nov 1996
Abstract
The rapid increase in the numbers of sole parents in Australia - and their high risk of poverty - has meant that these families have become a focus of increasing concern. This paper explores the issue of sole motherhood and employment, with a particular emphasis on examining the relationship between social security policies and current discourses on the role of women in Australian society, including the perspectives of sole mothers themselves. The paper is part of an edited collection (Duncan and Edwards, forthcoming), covering nine countries ranging from Ireland (where the vast majority of sole mothers are not employed and where the expectation of policy is tha...
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