(Not) taking account of precarious employment: workfare policies and lone mothers in Ontario and the UK, by Patricia Evans

Social Policy and Administration, volume 41, no.1, February 2007, pp.29-49

This study of workfare for lone mothers in Canada shows that the result of the policy is precarious low-quality employment which leads to lone mothers cycling in and out of employment and thus in and out of means-tested benefits and to little emphasis on education and training. The more general anti-poverty approach of the UK Government is commended, but the importance of Child Benefit in the British system is unfortunately not recognised in the article.