Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Human Development and Family Studies
Brenda J. Lohman
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.
Brinn Hope Shjegstad
Shjegstad, Brinn Hope, "Accessing and affording child care and low-income mothers' employment over time: An ecological approach" (2009). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 11090.