Families and work: mothers at home

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:
Families and work: mothers at home

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This chapter aims to determine if there are major differences in work experience, attitude, and opportunity between mothers who work and mothers who stay at home. It compares the experiences of lone mothers with mothers who are living as part of a couple. It then explores whether mothers wanted to be in paid work or not, and why it was important for many of the mothers to be at home full-time to take care of their children.

Keywords: mothers; work experience; attitude; opportunity; paid work; children

Chapter.  11060 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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