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    Supporting low income working families: enabling resilience. MUSSI Working Paper No 2


    Gray, Jane and Rooney, Clíona (2018) Supporting low income working families: enabling resilience. MUSSI Working Paper No 2. Working Paper. Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute, Maynooth, County Kildare.

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    Abstract

    This study investigated the experiences and resilience practices of low-income families receiving Family Income Supplement. The research was carried out using a sequential mixed-method approach with an emphasis on the qualitative phase of the study. Key findings include: FIS enables resilience by supporting work FIS recipients must balance working with complex caring responsibilities Precarious employment creates challenges for FIS recipients Many FIS recipients feel disconnected from sources of information and help.

    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Keywords: resilience; households; poverty; in-work benefits; MUSSI;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
    Item ID: 9203
    Depositing User: Dr. Jane Gray
    Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2018 13:28
    Publisher: Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: Irish Research Council (IRC)
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