The quality of life of single mothers making the transition from welfare to work

Cook, Kay, Davis, Elise, Smyth, Paul and McKenzie, Hayley 2009, The quality of life of single mothers making the transition from welfare to work, Women and health, vol. 49, no. 6-7, pp. 475-490, doi: 10.1080/03630240903423980.

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Title The quality of life of single mothers making the transition from welfare to work
Author(s) Cook, Kay
Davis, Elise
Smyth, Paul
McKenzie, HayleyORCID iD for McKenzie, Hayley
Journal name Women and health
Volume number 49
Issue number 6-7
Start page 475
End page 490
Total pages 16
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Philadelphia, Pa.
Publication date 2009
ISSN 1541-0331
Summary This study examined the quality of life of single mothers making the mandatory transition from welfare to work. The Australian government purported that the benefits of making this transition would include higher incomes, better social participation, and improved wellbeing. It is currently unknown, however, how single mothers currently engaged in welfare to work programs evaluate their quality of life. Quality of life scores for 334 single mothers engaged in welfare to work in Australia were compared with normative data. Participants reported significantly lower quality of life scores than the general population for all quality of life domains, highlighting the need to carefully examine welfare to work policies to ensure they promote participants' quality of life.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/03630240903423980
Field of Research 169999 Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920299 Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2009, Taylor & Francis
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