Discursive Struggles Within Social Welfare: Restaging Teen Motherhood Lessa explores the contexts within which social services impact single motherhood and social welfare through a discursive rebalancing of rights, entitlements and support systems. Single mothers have been endemically challenged within the Canadian social service framework. This has happened, in part, due to the changing nature of the value of motherhood, which has morphed from a utility focussed on the socialization and education of children to a burden on the economic system of society, as women are removed from the workplace to give birth. A fundamental disconnect between women’s economic contribution and motherhood has challenged the normative structure of motherhood,...The end:
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