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Katharine Mumford

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9781861344960

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861344960.001.0001

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Families and work: mothers in paid work

Families and work: mothers in paid work

Five Families and work: mothers in paid work
East Enders

Katharine Mumford

Anne Power

Policy Press

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

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