Material deprivation and personal wellbeing of single mothers in Lithuania

Collection:
Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Knygos dalis / Part of the book
Language:
Anglų kalba / English
Title:
Material deprivation and personal wellbeing of single mothers in Lithuania
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Keywords:
LT
Asmeninė gerovė; Ekonominis nepriteklius; Lietuva; Materialiniai nepritekliai; Vienišos mamos; Vienišos motinos.
EN
Economic deprivation; Lithuania; Material deprivation; Personal wellbeing; Single mothers.
Summary / Abstract:

ENThe aim of this chapter is to contribute to the field focusing on the Lithuanian case. We assess two components of the quality of life: material deprivation and the personal wellbeing of single mothers. The latter is covered by the analysis of emotional wellbeing, which is indicated by the absence of depressive feelings (DF) and by parenting-related stress. Our study is guided by the argument that single mothers are a heterogeneous group and, consequently, the outcomes of single motherhood are not uniform and therefore, moderated by the socio-economic and structural family-level factors. Considering the country-specific institutional setting, we expect significant disparities by education on all dimensions of life quality and the substantial protective effect of the higher education in regards to the material deprivation and emotional wellbeing of single mothers. Although generally, our main assumptions replicate the one widely apprised in the international scholarship, we nonetheless believe that the study contributes to the field in several ways. [Extract, p. 74]

ISBN:
9781839090721
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2021-02-02 19:06:45
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