It is a reality that today many women cannot stay at home because they have bills to pay. Beyond economic problems, there are other reasons and many benefits that explain why a mother should have a part-time job. Approximately 25% of all women currently work part-time schedules (U.S. Department of Labor, 2009) and a majority of mothers work part-time at some point during their adult years (Budig & England, 2001). In their investigation, Buehler and O’Brien (2011) put the focus on mothers’ part-time employment because it’s a normative experience for U.S. mothers. They defined part-time employment as between 1 and 32 hours of work per week.
Every Woman is a Working Women Women in America have worked hard to get to where they are now. The 1930s was a diverse time period, when thinking about how women lived their lives. Surprisingly, the success of women was usually determined if they were married or single. The women in the 1930s struggled to provide for their families due to lack of job opportunities, had husbands deserted them, but still looked for opportunities to become governmental figures. Women struggled to make money, which affected their home life and the things they did in their free time.
In addition, they are the ones who provides food and clothes; they pay for the bills, and housing as well, and they also are the ones who clean, cook, and do everything in the house. Furthermore single mothers need to have a good job. They are so many single mothers out there that are unable to take care of their families because either there are no jobs or the job they have doesn’t pay enough money. Without a good job, how will they manage to take care of the family? They also have to work extra hard to fill the gaps the father could have done, such as paying the mortgage and helping pay for the bills.
For instance some college’s offer scholarships and special grants to single mothers. Your local Department of Human Services, if within income guidelines will help pay for daycare while you attend school or work. Most cities and states offer the Women, Infant, and child program that provides vouchers for eggs, milk, fruits, cereal, and peanut butter. In closing, I see my role as a single mother as a supreme challenge. It tests my courage, patience, and my strength on a daily basis where I question and doubt myself and
Workforce Hardships The drive for a woman, particularly a single woman to make ends meet can often be a challenge, and the work in textile mills and factories have long been the provider for many, although made ten years apart in the films Norma Rae, directed by Martin Ritt, released June 15, 1979 and North Country, directed by Niki Caro, released October 21, the message of what it takes to bring home a paycheck still rings true. The evidence in the language from the management, along with characters Norma Rae and Josey Aimes, also the setting in the cafeterias and costumes of single working women are all cinematic devices used in both films can be compared as they are more alike than are different, targeted toward women in the workforce as they try to make their way in a tough working environment. The language the management uses in Norma Rae can be compared to the language in North Country to show how management in both films shows no sympathy for the working woman, and how they seem to turn their heads to what they choose to ignore. A good statement on how the power of management can operate stems back to the late nineteenth century by an unnamed male manager from the fifth edition history book America and Its Peoples, “I regard my people as I regard my machinery. So long as they can do my work for what I choose to pay them, I keep them, getting out of them all I can.
Food inequity Either developed or undeveloped, food inequity is relating to the whole world, it is a global issue. Women and Children In most countries, women are most known as the primary care-givers for children. In developing countries, just like other problems like education, legal rights, income, employment, etc. Women and children are also behind when it comes to food equity. They are a part of the groups in society who experience food inequity.
As often times they received more in pay than that of the mother. Children also felt a sense of responsibility towards their mother and siblings. If the father’s income was irregular or insufficient, children set out to work in these factories and mines, and would then surrender their pay to their mother so that she would be able to provide for the family. (Humphries, 2008) On the other hand, children were favored over adult laborers because employers could get about the same amount of work done at a fraction of the pay. There was no need for strength to operate industrial machines and children could learn these machines fast.
Children were an economic responsibility for women - providing food, housing and clothing until the child was independent and could go out to work to provide for the family themselves. Most working class women worked, as this was an obligation, but this work contrasted hugely to that of their male counterparts, occupying roles of lower skill and less pay. Edward Cadbury in 1909 said that marriage was ‘an escape from work’ Trint, S. History Learning Site 2010-2011. Women’s Rights. www.historylearningsite.co.uk [accessed 07122011].
Teresa Graham English 111-0DJ Oct. 19, 2011 Teresa Graham English 111-0DJ Oct. 19, 2011 Working but Still Living in Poverty Many Americans work full time jobs but are living in poverty because of the recession, rising food cost, and government cuts. These situations are making it hard for Americans to make it in everyday life. They have to even sometimes beg for food for their families. So many people living in the United States have full-time jobs but the pay is minimum wage. With the economy in the shape it is, it makes those full-time jobs seem like only part-time jobs.
On a daily basis, career women are constantly thinking about work duties even when they are at home. Married couples may not spend a social hour, eat, spend a day in town, attend family gatherings, and spend time with the children together or take care of household chores. Career driven women also face difficulties raising children because they do not get enough time for their children. Noer also states, “Working women can be happy, but they are less happy than non-working women” (509). I agree with Noer because working women are likely to have less time to manage all the household duties than non-working women, who tends to have more time to focus on family.