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Ongoing Welfare Dependency Among Single African American Working Mothers
Witter, Lakisha
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African American studies ( jstor )
Head of household ( jstor )
Literature reviews ( jstor )
Mothers ( jstor )
Net income ( jstor )
Public assistance programs ( jstor )
Research paper writing ( jstor )
Single status ( jstor )
Welfare ( jstor )
Working papers ( jstor )
Undergraduate Honors Thesis


The purpose of this paper is to conduct a comprehensive literature review, examining previous research findings among single head of household working African American mothers. I focus specifically on their job earnings and the associations it has with ongoing dependency on welfare programs. Research shows that among welfare recipients the majority hold low paying jobs. When economic incentives from the labor market are small, dependence on public assistance is more likely. In this paper I examine the black and white difference among women’s pay in the workforce, and factors such single never married, divorce and male imprisonment that contributes to African American single mothers’ ongoing dependency on welfare. ( en )
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Awarded Bachelor of Arts; Graduated December 22, 2009 magna cum laude. Major: Sociology
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College/School: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
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Legacy honors title: Only abstract available from former Honors Program sponsored database.
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UF Honors Program sponosored database

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University of Florida
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