Brief How Did the 2001 Recession Affect Single Mothers?
Robert I. Lerman
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The weakening economy and job losses after late 2000 posed a tough challenge for welfare reform's employment strategy. This issue of the Single Parent's Earnings Monitor finds that single mothers retained most of their post-welfare reform gains in employment and wages through the 2001-2003 recession.
Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Wealth and financial well-being Families Social safety net
Tags Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Economic well-being Employment and income data Income and wealth distribution