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Lone Parenthood in the Life Course

Publication year: 2018

ISBN: 978-3-319-63295-7

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This volume provides a comprehensive portrait of lone parenthood at the beginning of the XXI century from a life course perspective. The contributions included in this volume examine the dynamics of lone parenthood in the life course and explore the trajectories of lone parents in terms of income, poverty, labour, market behaviour, wellbeing, and health. Throughout, comparative analyses of data from countries as France, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, Hungary, and Australia help portray how lone parenthood varies between regions, cultures, generations, and institutional settings. The findings show that one-parent households are inhabited by a rather heterogeneous world of mothers and fathers facing different challenges.

Subject: Open Access, Divorce and separation, Living arrangements, Lone parenthood as family form, Lone parents' family composition and policy arrangements, Mothers and fathers, Single parents, Family Dynamics, Family Welfare, Vulnerability, Lone Parenthood, Life Course