Parent’s employment can have a significant impact on the stability of children’s lives by affecting the level and stability of the family’s income, parent’s routines and schedules, and whether parents have access to employment-related benefits such as health insurance and paid leave. Below are selected materials that explore parental employment in the context of children and instability.
- Nonstandard Work Schedules and the Well-being of Low-Income Families
- Public Supports When Parents Lose Work
- Dropping Out, Clocking In, and Falling Behind: What Happens to Youth Who Work and Drop Out?
- What Happens to Families' Income and Poverty after Unemployment?
- Unemployment from a Child's Perspective
- How Does Unemployment Affect Family Arrangements for Children?
- Who Minds the Kids When Mom Works a Nonstandard Schedule?
- Family Security: Supporting Parents' Employment and Children's Development
- Coming of Age: Employment Outcomes for Youth Who Age Out of Foster Care Through Their Middle Twenties
- Why parents’ nonstandard work schedules matter for children: Is it the hours or the instability? (Urban Wire Post)
- A life out of balance: when parents’ work affects children’s well-being (Urban Wire Post)
- Lose your job, lose your family: How unemployment affects family stability (Urban Wire Post)