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Understanding the perceptions of low-income American working mothers in rural areas: Exploratory analysis of relative care


Informal childcare has a significant impact on the economic and social conditions of low-income families. However, as opposed to formal childcare, there is a lack of studies about relative care and its impact on working mothers. This study used the extended ethnographic comparative case method and analytical induction methodology to analyze in-depth interviews of 18 American females selected by purposive and convenient sampling: nine low-income working mothers living in a rural Midwestern area and another nine relatives who provided childcare. (author abstract)

Resource Type:
Reports & Papers
United States
State(s)/Territories/Tribal Nation(s):
Kansas; Missouri

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