I have a Google news alert set for “single working mother,” and I’ve noticed there seem to be a higher number of stories/article from the UK than from the U.S. This one, about the cost of living vis-a-vis women/mothers working, is interesting–but the comments from the many readers are fascinating. They represent a comprehensive overview of all the possible opinions (and justifications for them) that anyone could have.
Housing costs–outrageous in the U.K. Wages. Taxes. Legal issues. State-provided benefits. If you’re curious about how things are different for working women/mothers in the UK than they are in the U.S. and you’ve got half an hour, sit down and read.