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