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: 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.

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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

  • publication date: 31/05/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780773457591
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9780773457591
  • ISBN10: 0773457593

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