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Families and work: mothers in paid work

Katharine Mumford and Anne Power

in East Enders

Published by Policy Press

Published in print May 2003 | ISBN: 9781861344960
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302179 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861344960.003.0005
Families and work: mothers in paid work

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This chapter explores what families, particularly mothers, do if they work. The first section shows the overall employment situation of the families, and this is followed by a comparison of the employment situation of lone mothers and mothers living as part of a couple. The work trajectories of employed mothers, their work patterns, their journey to work, and how mothers combine family life and paid employment are discussed. The chapter ends with a study of their satisfaction with their current job and their thoughts for the future.

Keywords: employment situation; mothers; work trajectories; work patterns; commute; family life; paid employment; job satisfaction

Chapter.  9718 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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