Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2009

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Human Development and Family Studies

First Advisor

Brenda J. Lohman

Abstract

These two studies utilized a large, longitudinal random sample to examine the relationship between child problem behaviors and maternal risk factors and low-income mothers' ability to access and afford child care, as well as how the ability to access and afford child care influences low-income mothers' employment over time. Results showed that low-income mothers with higher levels of maternal risk factors were significantly more likely to report a decreased ability to access and afford child care. Additionally, low-income mothers with higher levels of maternal risk factors were more likely to become unemployed than to maintain employment over time. Policy implication and directions for future research are discussed.

Copyright Owner

Brinn Hope Shjegstad

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-30

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

135 pages

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