Work Histories and Employment Outcomes of Single Mothers. Past Employment and Earnings Histories


The longitudinal data for this study permit the analysis of past employment and earnings histories.  During the six years prior to the base year, single mothers consistently had less past employment experience, lower earnings when working, and held more jobs in each year relative to the broader group of all women.  These disparities were especially evident when comparing the work histories of low-income single mothers and all women (results shown in full report, which can be accessed at:

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