Explores the challenges faced by single mothers in higher education. The combination of raising a family on their own, going to class, completing coursework, and holding a job can place serious constraints on single mothers’ time that can force them to make hard choices about their pursuit of higher education. Expanded supports for single mothers in college would allow more women to consider and complete college degrees and enjoy economically secure futures.
Time Demands of Single Mother College Students and the Role of Child Care in their Postsecondary Success
Institute for Women's Policy Research