ERIC Number: EJ732895
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
Reference Count: 37
"I'm Just Glad My Three Jobs Could Be during the Day": Women and Work in a Rural Community
Ames, Barbara D.; Brosi, Whitney A.; Damiano-Teixeira, Karla M.
Family Relations, v55 n1 p119-131 Jan 2006
The purpose of this qualitative study was to better understand the experience of wage-earning women in the context of rural economic restructuring. An ecological and life course theoretical framework was used. Nine community leaders and 17 wage-earning women residing in a rural northern Michigan county participated in semistructured interviews, and the prevailing economic concern was low wages and lack of jobs with benefits. Women workers were affected by factors such as ties to rural family business, childcare concerns, and long commutes to work and children's schools. Informal social support and family ties were identified as reasons for remaining in these challenging circumstances.
Descriptors: Employed Women, Rural Areas, Employment Patterns, Wages, Employment Opportunities, Child Care, Low Income Groups, Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan