Title

Sole Mothers in the Workforce: A Systematic Review and Agenda for Future Work-Family Research

RIS ID

122642

Publication Details

Robinson, L., Magee, C. & Caputi, P. (2018). Sole Mothers in the Workforce: A Systematic Review and Agenda for Future Work-Family Research. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 10 (March), 280-303.

Abstract

Sole mothers potentially experience greater difficulties in meeting the challenges of combining employment and family than do partnered mothers, although there is remarkably little research on the work-family interface of sole mothers. A systematic review of quantitative literature on employed mothers is presented in this article to provide a case for further research on sole employed mothers, in particular for more comparative studies with partnered mothers. Conservation-of-resources theory is proposed as a theoretical framework for exploring these differences, research propositions are offered, and the implications of future research are discussed. 2018 by the National Council on Family Relations.

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jftr.12249