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Sole Mothers in the Workforce: A Systematic Review and Agenda for Future Work-Family Research

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Sole mothers potentially experience greater difficulties in meeting the challenges of combining employment and family than do partnered mothers, although there is remarkably little research on the work-family interface of sole mothers. A systematic review of quantitative literature on employed mothers is presented in this article to provide a case for further research on sole employed mothers, in particular for more comparative studies with partnered mothers. Conservation-of-resources theory is proposed as a theoretical framework for exploring these differences, research propositions are offered, and the implications of future research are discussed. 2018 by the National Council on Family Relations.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Robinson, L., Magee, C. & Caputi, P. (2018). Sole Mothers in the Workforce: A Systematic Review and Agenda for Future Work-Family Research. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 10 (March), 280-303.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85042515636

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/3406

Number Of Pages


  • 23

Start Page


  • 280

End Page


  • 303

Volume


  • 10

Issue


  • March

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • Sole mothers potentially experience greater difficulties in meeting the challenges of combining employment and family than do partnered mothers, although there is remarkably little research on the work-family interface of sole mothers. A systematic review of quantitative literature on employed mothers is presented in this article to provide a case for further research on sole employed mothers, in particular for more comparative studies with partnered mothers. Conservation-of-resources theory is proposed as a theoretical framework for exploring these differences, research propositions are offered, and the implications of future research are discussed. 2018 by the National Council on Family Relations.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Robinson, L., Magee, C. & Caputi, P. (2018). Sole Mothers in the Workforce: A Systematic Review and Agenda for Future Work-Family Research. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 10 (March), 280-303.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85042515636

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/3406

Number Of Pages


  • 23

Start Page


  • 280

End Page


  • 303

Volume


  • 10

Issue


  • March

Place Of Publication


  • United States