oru.sePublikationer
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Struggling to manage in a changing economy: a qualitative study on lone mothers in Sweden
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7091-3348
2013 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The gendered nature of the struggle to integrate caring, family and paid work has been repeatedly demonstrated in the literature. However, research on the family-work nexus – in Sweden and elsewhere – has mainly focused on dual parent families, and few studies are concerned with lone mothers’ struggle to combine caring responsibilities and paid work. This paper addresses this problem in Swedish studies on the work-life nexus. Swedish lone mothers are to a large extent in paid employment and tend to work longer hours than mothers in dual parent families. There is nevertheless a growing poverty in this group. However, variations in social circumstances, such as education, position in the labour market and social networks, are likely to produce different challenges for different groups of lone mothers. In an on-going research project we have till now interviewed 38 lone mothers with different social and economic backgrounds about how they negotiate family responsibilities and gainful employment. This paper draws on a selection of these in-depth interviews, with emphasis on mothers with low incomes. The overall aim is to provide a greater understanding of lone mothers’ everyday lives both in and out of paid work, and the negotiations that take place in order to integrate family commitments and gainful employment.

 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013.
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-38742OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-38742DiVA: diva2:764258
Conference
The CRFR International Conference – Researching Families and Relationships, Edinburgh, UK, June 10-13, 2013
Projects
Ensam mamma i en flexibel ekonomi
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2014-11-18 Created: 2014-11-18 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Roman, Christine
By organisation
School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Sociology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Total: 242 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf