Lone Mothers Between the Welfare State and Informal Support: A Cross-national Comparison of Germany and the United Kingdom

Lone Mothers Between the Welfare State and Informal Support: A Cross-national Comparison of Germany and the United Kingdom

By: Dr. Andreas Hoff (author)Hardback

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Discusses what role informal support networks play in the welfare mix of contemporary welfare states. Using data from 116 semi-structured interviews with lone mothers, in the United Kingdom and Germany, this work investigates the question of whether different welfare systems influence individual support mobilization strategies.

About Author

Andreas Hoff is a Fellow of Oxford University in the United Kingdom. He participates in the research projects of its Institute of Ageing [sic].

Contents

List of tables; List of figures; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Trends in Lone Parenthood in Germany and the UK; 3. Lone Mothers and the Welfare State; 4. Lone Parent Organizations as Support Providers; 5. Characterizing Lone Parent Organization Members; 6. Informal Support Mobilization of Lone Mothers; 7. Formal Support Mobilization of Lone Mothers; 8. The Link Between Formal and Informal Support; 9. Conclusions; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773457591
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9780773457591
  • ISBN10: 0773457593

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