Research Report Moving Up, Moving Out, or Going Nowhere?
A Study of the Employment Patterns of Young Women and the Implications for Welfare Mothers
LaDonna Pavetti, Gregory Acs
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To investigate the likelihood that women who turn to the welfare system for support will make the transition from bad to good jobs, we use data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY) to examine the employment patterns of young women. We construct quarterly employment histories for all the women in our sample, beginning at age 18 and continuing through age 27.
Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Wealth and financial well-being Social safety net
Tags Poverty Employment and income data Race, gender, class, and ethnicity Women and girls Income and wealth distribution