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Mothers' Home Business Network (MHBN)

Established in 1984, the Mothers' Home Business Network (MHBN) provides ideas, inspiration and support for mothers who choose to work at home. Home entrepreneur mom resources include a daily success strategy tip, the newsletter HomeWorkingMom Monthly, and Mom-to-Mom--a list of recommended home business opportunities. Readers may also view MHBN book selections on related topics via the Homeworking...
Employment Characteristics of Families

The Bureau of Labor Statistics site offers data on the employment characteristics of American families. The statistics include data on employment and unemployment in families by race, relationship, sex, marital status, presence of children in the family, and presence of children under three, among others. The data can be accessed from a table of contents or reviewed in an extensive news release.
Is Work Enough?: The Experiences of Current and Former Welfare Mothers Who Work

The Manpower Research Demonstration Corporation (MRDC) issued this report last month detailing the experiences of working mothers who were formerly on welfare. The report is drawn from survey data and ethnographic interviews collected by the Project on Devolution and Urban Change, which studied welfare reform in Cleveland, Los Angeles, Miami, and Philadelphia. Among the more distressing findings, ...