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dc.contributor.advisorBianchi, Suzanne M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKendig, Sarah M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-06-22T05:31:38Z
dc.date.available2007-06-22T05:31:38Z
dc.date.issued2007-02-20
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/6694
dc.description.abstractUtilizing the 2003 and 2004 American Time Use Survey (ATUS), this thesis examines the relationship between family structure and maternal time with children. The large sample, composed of 4,309 married mothers and 1,821 single mothers with children less than 13 years of age, allows for a detail-rich description of single mothers' time with their children that has not been possible before the ATUS. This thesis analyzes differences in maternal time with children by marital status, living arrangements, and other characteristics within the single mother population and in comparison to married mothers. Findings indicate that differences in maternal time with children largely disappear or that single mothers engage in more child care than married mothers after controls are introduced. Thus, differences in maternal time with children appear to be mainly attributable to the disadvantaged social structural location of single mothers rather than different proclivities towards mothering between married and single mothers.en_US
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dc.titleFamily Structure Differences In Maternal Time With Children: Disparate Social Structural Locations Or Different Propensities Towards Mothering?en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentSociologyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledSociology, Generalen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledsingle mothersen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledmaternal time investmentsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledfamily structureen_US


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