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Type Journal Article - European Scientific Journal
Title Experiences of single mothers in the labour market; comparative study in Albania and Bosnia Herzegovina
Volume 11
Issue 23
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
Page numbers 60-69
URL http://www.eujournal.org/index.php/esj/article/viewFile/6069/5846
The level of unemployment in the whole region of the Western
Balkans is very high considering the average unemployment rate in the
European Union. The majority of all citizens, men and women alike,
encounter difficulties in the labor market. Single mothers are no exception.
The purpose of the study was to investigate the main determine factors that
obstacle women – single mothers in particular entering in the labour market.
The methodology was a qualitative one, through conducting focus groups
with single mothers and in depth interviews with key informants. The results
of the study show that single mothers face several difficulties to enter in the
labor market that relate mainly to the lack of child care services, adequate
employment and welfare policies, effective support services, etc.

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