Journal title SOCIOLOGIA E POLITICHE SOCIALI
Author/s Tess Ridge, Jane Millar
Publishing Year 2009 Issue 2009/3 Language Italian
Pages 15 P. 123-137 File size 417 KB
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Following Families: Working Lone-Mother Families and Their Children - Analysis of poverty dynamics based on large-scale survey data shows that there is limited mobility across the income distribution for most individuals and families. Some people may get better-off over the lifecourse, as their careers develop and wages rise, but overall most poor people do not become very rich and most rich people do not become very poor. Lone parents are at high risk of poverty in the UK, but this poverty risk is reduced for those who are in employment and who receive state financial support through Tax Credits to supplement their wages. This article reports on longitudinal qualitative research which has involved repeat interviews with lone mothers and their children over a period of three to four years. The analysis here explores the experiences of sustaining employment while living on a low, but complex, income and highlights the challenges faced in seeking financial security in this context.
Keywords: Poverty, Families, Lone Mothers, Tax Credit, Longitudinal Research
Tess Ridge, Jane Millar, Madri single che lavorano: uno studio longitudinale in "SOCIOLOGIA E POLITICHE SOCIALI" 3/2009, pp 123-137, DOI: 10.3280/SP2009-003007