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By Barbara A. Arrighi, David J. Maume

In a 2004 examine by way of the Annie E. Casey, Ford, and Rockefeller Foundations it was once said that an enormous variety of American households are at the moment faring poorly of their fight to supply for themselves. Low-income and negative households have been came across to comprise one-third of all the young children in American operating households. Low-wage jobs with no merits suggest that households at or less than the poverty line stay a precarious lifestyles. This four-volume set is designed to bare, explicate, research, and examine the consequences of an insufficient source of revenue on children.

Each quantity comprises unique essays written by means of an interdisciplinary roster of participants. the 1st quantity, young ones and the nation addresses coverage and laws that impact low-income households. One factor that's thought of during this quantity is the inability of a countrywide housing coverage within the usa. the second one quantity, healthiness and scientific matters comprises discussions at the prestige of Medicaid, the inability of psychological wellbeing and fitness companies to be had for low-income households, and the difficult-to-access healthcare for the agricultural bad. quantity 3, households and kids explores the results of welfare reform, specifically the difficulty of childcare and the elevated paintings expectancies of oldsters. different compelling themes during this quantity comprise low-income households and the kin and scientific depart Act, negative youngsters and the web, and the rise in financial lack of confidence between low-income households who more and more continue to exist credits. within the ultimate quantity, The Promise of schooling , common pre-kindergarten, Head begin, and the schooling of immigrant kids are all explored.

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Who may only have older adolescent children). However, the strength of the variable lies in its ability to directly link employment absences and tardiness to child-care issues as reported by mothers in the sample. A total of 16 independent variables are considered based on demographic, social, and sociopsychological factors. Four 0–1 indicators identify whether respondents are married, separated/divorced, never married, or living with a partner; married serves as the reference. In the interest of preserving statistical power, separated and divorced are combined into a single variable.

In the interest of preserving statistical power, separated and divorced are combined into a single variable. Four race/ethnicity variables are included to identify white, African American, Hispanic, and Asian mothers and white is the reference group. Years of education (0–17 or more years) is a continuous variable as is respondent’s chronological age (21–69 years) and the amount paid in child care per week for the respondent’s youngest child ($0–$500). The reader should note that, in the datafile, the child-care cost variable was developed such that it captures only costs for the youngest child.

Although one can only postulate specific reasons for the child-care-related employment issues studied here, economic necessity appears to be a strong motivator in negotiating around such problems and in the inability to do so. CONCLUSION Employment, especially for poor, working-class, and single-parent mothers, is crucial to sustain their families. However, the very children they seek to provide for 12 Families and Children are often associated with reasons for their constrained and challenging employment experiences.

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