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Going it alone? [electronic resource] : lone motherhood in late modernity / Martina Klett-Davies.

By: Klett-Davies, Martina.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2007Description: 1 online resource (166 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780754683964 (electronic bk.); 0754683966 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Single mothers -- Great Britain -- Social conditions | Single mothers -- Germany -- Social conditions | Single mothers -- Great Britain -- Economic conditions | Single mothers -- Germany -- Economic conditions | FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Parenting -- Motherhood | Ongehuwde moeders | Eenoudergezinnen | Sociaal-economische situatie | Verenigd Koninkrijk van Groot-Brittanni�e en Noord-Ierland | Duitsland | Alleinerziehende Mutter | Lebensbedingungen | Deutschland | Gro�britannienGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Going it alone?.DDC classification: 306.874/320941 Other classification: 71.24 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- Explaining lone motherhood : academic and political discourses in Britain and Germany -- Lone motherhood : late modernity and individualization -- The positioning of lone mothers in the Britain and German welfare states -- Mothering and paid employment : views and experiences -- Creating and interpreting meaning : the use of type categories -- Pioneers -- Copers -- Strugglers -- Borderliners -- Going it alone? : concluding discussion.
Review: "Drawing on interviews with 70 lone mothers who live on state benefits, are unmarried and live in inner city areas, Going it Alone? examines the complexity and diversity of their lives; the way in which they try to manage choices and constraints and how they position themselves as carers, dependents or as paid workers." "The book assesses the extent to which individualization can explain the experience of state-dependent lone mothers. The author provides a better understanding of lone mothers by developing the concept further. Recommendations with regard to paid employment, education and state benefits are provided as well as social policy indications for increasing lone mothers' choices."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [147]-161) and index.

Introduction -- Explaining lone motherhood : academic and political discourses in Britain and Germany -- Lone motherhood : late modernity and individualization -- The positioning of lone mothers in the Britain and German welfare states -- Mothering and paid employment : views and experiences -- Creating and interpreting meaning : the use of type categories -- Pioneers -- Copers -- Strugglers -- Borderliners -- Going it alone? : concluding discussion.

"Drawing on interviews with 70 lone mothers who live on state benefits, are unmarried and live in inner city areas, Going it Alone? examines the complexity and diversity of their lives; the way in which they try to manage choices and constraints and how they position themselves as carers, dependents or as paid workers." "The book assesses the extent to which individualization can explain the experience of state-dependent lone mothers. The author provides a better understanding of lone mothers by developing the concept further. Recommendations with regard to paid employment, education and state benefits are provided as well as social policy indications for increasing lone mothers' choices."--Jacket.

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Going it alone? by Klett-Davies, Martina. ©2007
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