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Single-Parent Families and In-Work Poverty
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI).
2018 (English)In: Handbook on In-Work Poverty / [ed] Henning Lohmann, Ive Marx, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018, p. 171-192Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Single-parent families face unique challenges when it comes to in-work poverty. Without a second caregiver and earner, single parents have to compete with dual-earner couples for their position in the earnings distribution. Facing precarious employment and gendered wage inequality, single-parent families face a high risk of experiencing poverty even when they are working. This chapter presents empirical evidence on in-work poverty and inadequate wages in the policy context of 18 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. The impact of family structure, occupation, regulations of part-time work, paid parental leave, and various redistributive policies are examined. The authors distinguish three distinct patterns of performance in countries’ approaches to in-work poverty among single parents: a balanced approach of ensuring low inequality on the labor market combined with redistribution; an unbalanced approach of combating in-work poverty mostly through redistribution; and an approach in which high inequality on the labor market is compensated with redistributive policies to only a very limited extent. Countries that rely on a balanced approach to reduce inequality in the labor market, with respect to both class and gender, combined with an adequate level of redistribution, seem best situated for a durable reduction of poverty among working single parents.

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Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018. p. 171-192
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Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-152295DOI: 10.4337/9781784715632.00016ISBN: 9781784715625 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-152295DiVA, id: diva2:1178706
Available from: 2018-01-30 Created: 2018-01-30 Last updated: 2019-02-22Bibliographically approved

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