ERIC Number: ED060215
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Effects on the Family Due to Employment of the Welfare Mother. Volume I, Findings and Implications.
Feldman, Harold; Feldman, Margaret
Using data from personal interviews, participant observation in a rural poverty area, and intensive case studies, this study compared 1,325 women according to welfare, marital, and employment status. Working mothers in general were found to have a more effective home life and self-concept, but with some marital problems and concerns about their relationships with the children and the care of their homes. The unemployed had more home and health problems and anticipated more problems if they were to work. Recommendations included improved training and day care opportunities. This volume I of the study summarizes findings and implications from the data. Two other volumes are available as VT 014 886-014 887. (BH)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Coll. of Human Ecology at Cornell Univ.