Fact Sheet Moms with Few Economic Resources Bring Together Formal and Informal Supports
Moms Use Many Positive Coping Strategies but Need More Support
Mary Bogle, Peter Willenborg, Laura Swanson
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Mothers with few economic resources face the ongoing stress of making ends meet while addressing their children’s needs. This fact sheet highlights how these mothers are often resourceful in bringing together both formal and informal supports to address challenges in their lives. Although mothers use many positive coping mechanisms, they need additional support from government programs and from community-based organizations. These insights draw from a report on the coping strategies of mothers with low incomes.

Research Areas Families Nonprofits and philanthropy Sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression Social safety net
Tags Economic well-being Nonprofit sector trends Parenting Women and girls
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center
Research Methods Data collection Qualitative data analysis
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