Socail resources and divorced mothers' economic well-being

dc.contributor.advisor Susan Stuwart
dc.contributor.author Scioneaux, Mary
dc.contributor.department Sociology
dc.date 2018-08-11T14:58:29.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:51:25Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T02:51:25Z
dc.date.copyright Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2014
dc.date.embargo 2001-01-01
dc.date.issued 2014-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Although research has studied women's post-divorce financial recovery, this topic needs revisiting as most of these studies are over a decade old and do not reflect the current life situations of divorced women today. This study draws upon a recent cohort of divorced women with children from the 2010 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 and investigates how divorced women's various social resources are associated with their economic well-being. Specifically, I examine three categories of resources: individual resources (e.g., education, employment, and socio-emotional well-being), interpersonal resources (e.g., religious attendance, nonresident father involvement), and structural resources (community size, child support, and welfare receipt). This study looks at more variables associated with mothers' personal, interpersonal and structural resources available to her post-divorce, specifically, region of residence and nonresidential father visitation. Overall, the major findings within this study show that education, more precisely, a four year degree has the largest effect on income for single divorce mothers. More specific to single divorced mothers, was the negative effect of dependence on welfare and no visitation from fathers on mothers income. Limitations of this study are first, the sample is limited single, divorced women with children; divorced mothers have the highest incidence of poverty and that many of the variables are generalizable to women or men, barring father visitation.</p>
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dc.identifier archive/lib.dr.iastate.edu/etd/13681/
dc.identifier.articleid 4688
dc.identifier.contextkey 5777372
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-653
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dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/27868
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject.disciplines Sociology
dc.subject.keywords DIvorce
dc.subject.keywords Mothers
dc.subject.keywords Resources
dc.title Socail resources and divorced mothers' economic well-being
dc.type article
dc.type.genre thesis
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thesis.degree.level thesis
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
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