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Work-oriented Welfare Programs Exclude Single Mothers from the Benefits of Paid Work
Single mothers are excluded from the benefits of paid work in both the economic market and state welfare programs. This is because both the market and the state have merged into one single social space. As a result, they ...
Income-Assisted Single Mothers and Their Experiences with PTSD
The impact of trauma on the PTSD of income-assisted single mothers is not lessened depending on their area of residence. Instead, their experiences differ according to where they live.
Welfare-to-Work Makes Lone Mothers More Vulnerable to Social and Economic Insecurity
Welfare-to-work policies have exposed lone mothers to greater social and economic insecurity. Thus, they are turned into greater “risks” rather than managers of risk.
The Transition from "Mother-Carer" to "Mother-Worker"
Ontario’s welfare-to-work policy was not shaped by neoliberal reform alone. It was influenced by ideas on “good” mothering, and imposed these values into policy.
Do Welfare Reforms Make Abused Women Safer?
Welfare reforms over the last decade have sustained, and even enhanced, the power of abusive men.
Environmental Justice Is Not Possible Without Women's Voices
Environmental justice cannot occur without engaging those who are the most affected. This includes women, who act as leaders in the community to support change.
Single Mothers' Depression Is Affected by Employment Status and Stress Rather Than the Ways in Which They Cope
Coping is an important tool for single mothers who work or who rely on social assistance. However, it does not always help these women deal with their feelings of depression. The type of coping strategy used also influences ...
Changes to Housing and Income Policies Threaten Women's Health
Public policy changes with regards to housing and income can have serious effects on a person’s health. The most vulnerable to these effects include lone parent families. Lone parent families led by men are just as vulnerable ...
Race and Gender Impacts Women in Poverty
Lone mother families experience poverty as a result of specific factors such as race and gender. These factors disadvantage them in society and calls for further studies to find solutions.