Jobs and Wages Up Sharply for Single Moms, Gains Especially High after Welfare Reform
Robert I. Lerman
Since 1994, the share of single mothers with jobs-the employment rate-increased by 25 percent while the unemployment rate for single mothers fell by about half, according to this first installment of the Single Parents' Earnings Monitor.
Research AreasEconomic mobility and inequalityEducationWealth and financial well-beingFamiliesWorkforce
TagsWorkforce developmentEconomic well-beingEmployment and income dataWages and nonwage compensationIncome and wealth distributionWages and economic mobility