ERIC Number: ED072279
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Welfare Mothers: Barriers to Labor Force Entry.
Shea, John R.
Barriers to the labor force participation of women, particularly in low-income families, are examined in this paper. Reactions of nonworking mothers with dependent children to a hypothetical job offer are analyzed from data obtained in 1967 as part of the National Longitudinal Surveys of Labor Market Behavior. Multiple regression analysis shows that willingness to take a job and rate of pay required were related to family income, marital status, health, welfare payments, and other factors for both poor and nonpoor black and white mothers. The analyzed responses are discussed in connection with welfare reform proposals. (MF)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Human Resource Research.