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Living close to mothers or mothers-in-law gives married women with young children greater freedom to work

Compton, Janice and Pollak, Robert A. (2014) Living close to mothers or mothers-in-law gives married women with young children greater freedom to work. LSE American Politics and Policy (14 Feb 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In an increasingly mobile society, there may still be incentives for remaining close to family members, especially for those with young children. Janice Compton and Robert A. Pollak take a close look at the effects on the labor supply – how many hours they are willing to work – of young mothers of living close to their mothers or mothers-in-law. They find that married women who live closer to their children’s grandmothers are more likely to be willing and able to work, and work longer hours. They argue that this effect is directly related to the greater availability of childcare that grandparents provide for married mothers with young children.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: E History America > E11 America (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2014 11:37
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2019 23:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58738

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