The Role of Socio-Economic Strategies in the Childbearing Decisions of Anglophone Women in Montreal, Quebec

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The Role of Socio-Economic Strategies in the Childbearing Decisions of Anglophone Women in Montreal, Quebec
Abstract
Do welfare and social service provisions affect the childbearing decisions of Anglophone single mothers living below the low-income level in Montreal? The author argues that neoliberal rhetoric has asserted that increased welfare generosity will ultimately breed dependence on social services and propagate a lack of self-sufficiency for single mothers. Rather than a direct cause-and-effect relationship between welfare generosity and the birthrate of single mothers relying on welfare, the author’s evidence suggests a weak correlation: while these provisions may alter the context in which childbearing decisions are made, they do not solely or primarily determine the outcomes of a pregnancy.
Type
Master's thesis
University
McGill University
Place
Montreal
Date
2007
Language
en
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Adams, Elise. “The Role of Socio-Economic Strategies in the Childbearing Decisions of Anglophone Women in Montreal, Quebec.” Master’s thesis, McGill University, 2007. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/QMM/TC-QMM-112322.pdf.
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