Women as Single Parents: Confronting Institutional Barriers in the Courts, the Workplace, and the Housing Market

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WOMEN AS SINGLE PARENTS
Confronting Institutional Barriers in the Courts, the Workplace, and the Housing Market

Edited by ELIZABETH A. MULROY Boston University

Auburn House Westport, CT London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface xi
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • About the Editor xv
  • About the Contributors xv
  • Part I - Background 1
  • Chapter 1 - Introduction 3
  • Endnotes 11
  • Chapter 2 - Who Are Single-Parent Families and Where Do They Live? 13
  • Endnotes 33
  • Part II - Experiencing Single Parenthood 37
  • Chapter 3 - Gender Bias in the Courts 39
  • Endnotes 71
  • Chapter 4 - Restructuring Family Life 73
  • Endnotes 97
  • Chapter 5 - Working for Less: Single Mothers in the Workplace 99
  • Endnotes 120
  • Chapter 6 - The Search for Affordable Housing 123
  • Endnotes 161
  • Part III - A Call for Federal and State Action 165
  • Chapter 7 - The Role of the Courts in Welfare Reform 167
  • Endnotes 199
  • Chapter 8 - Federal Policy-Making and Family Issues 203
  • Endnotes 224
  • Chapter 9 - Single-Parent Families and a Right to Housing 227
  • Endnotes 267
  • Chapter 10 - Social Reform: Expanding Choices and Increasing Institutional Responsiveness 271
  • Endnotes 288
  • Index 299
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