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