Research Report Against The Odds
Steady Employment Among Low-Skilled Women
LaDonna Pavetti
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To provide insights into what states may need to do to help low-skilled women make the transition from welfare to work, the author examined the characteristics and employment patterns of low-skilled women who achieved steady employment by their late twenties. Data for this analysis are from the National Longitudinal Study of Youth. The paper discusses current research on this topic, employment outcomes for low-skilled women, paths to steady employment, family characteristics associated with steady employment, and the implications for welfare reform.
Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Social safety net
Tags Poverty Race, gender, class, and ethnicity Women and girls Income and wealth distribution