Lone Mothers and Long Hours
The idea of work-family balance has emerged as a major issue in both research and politics in Europe. While lone mothers make up a substantial part of families with children, Swedish research about the family-work nexus has mainly focused on dual parent families. Little is known about lone mothers´ reconciliation of caring responsibilities and paid work.
This research project aims to contribute to increased knowledge of intersections between ongoing changes in family patterns and working life, and to elaborate on theories about the gender, family, and working life nexus. By merging the theorization of gender and working life with feminist welfare state research we aim to further develop understandings of how different types of family negotiate caring and working life.
Lundqvist, Å. (2013) “Finanskrisen och de ensamstående mammorna. Prekära familjeliv bland förvärvsarbetande mödrar i Sverige”, Tidsskrift for Velferdsforskning (16) 3: 247-260.