The Employment of Lone Mothers in Denmark and Great Britain

White, M. 2000. The Employment of Lone Mothers in Denmark and Great Britain. Department of Social Security.

TitleThe Employment of Lone Mothers in Denmark and Great Britain
AuthorsWhite, M.
Abstract

Summary
This paper explores possible reasons for the higher employment rate among lone mothers in Denmark than among lone mothers in Great Britain, during the early 1990s. It consists of two parts. Part A is a review of some background factors which might contribute to an explanation, with a particular focus on the economic and institutional frameworks: wages, benefits and childcare provision. Part B presents and discusses results from an analysis of lone mothers' probability of employment in the two countries, focusing on several predictions which were drawn from the initial review. Any findings or conclusions should be regarded as tentative, because of limitations in the time period considered, the sources available (Danish-language sources were not included), the small range of variables which could be compared across countries for the analysis reported in Part B, and the exploratory (rather than rigorous) nature of the
analysis techniques adopted.

Year2000
PublisherDepartment of Social Security
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Published2000
Web address (URL)http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.203.4529&rep=rep1&type=pdf

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