Life Chances, Choices and Identity: Single Mothers in Post-Secondary Education
AbstractA qualitative study of classed and gendered identities of single mother university students on welfare is reported. The women's negotiations of these complex identities are germane to their educational and economic success, health and well-being. Habitus is used to explore trajectories and dispositions reflecting the women's life chances and choices. Résumé Une étude qualitative d'identités classées et divisées par les sexes de mères seules étudiantes à l'université qui reçoivent des prestations d'assistance sociale est rapportée. Les négotiations des femmes de ces identités complexes sont pertinentes à leur succès scolaire et économique,leur santé et leur bien-être. Habitus a l'habitude d'explorer les trajectories et les dispositions qui reflètent les occasions et les choix dans la vie des femmes.
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