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Keeping Moms on the Job: The Impacts of Health Insurance and Child Care on Job Retention and Mobility among Low-Income Mothers

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Publication Date: December 2007

Publisher(s): Institute for Women's Policy Research

Author(s): Sunhwa Lee

Topic: Labor (Labor conditions, wages, salaries, and benefits)
Social conditions (Social policy)
Social conditions (Social conditions and problems)

Keywords: child care; low-income; working mothers; women

Coverage: United States


This report is the result of IWPR's research efforts to examine the employment situations of low-wage women workers and provide policy suggestions for improving their labor market outcomes. Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau's Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), the report analyzes factors related to job retention and job mobility among low-income mothers, with special focus on work supports such as employer-provided health insurance and child care support, as well as job characteristics.


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