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December 1999, Vol. 122, No. 12
Marriage, children, and women's employment: what do we know?Philip N. Cohen
Suzanne M. Bianchi
Professor at the Center on Population, Gender, and Social Inequality, Department of Sociology, University of Maryland, College Park, Md.
Estimates of the level of women’s full-time employment are greatly affected by the choice of reference period and universe; as States attempt to move poor mothers from welfare to work, a tendency may arise to overestimate how much mothers of young children actually work for pay.
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