Lone Parenthood (National Institute of Economic and Social Research Occasiona #44) (Hardcover)

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In 1989, one-parent families comprised seventeen percent of all families with dependent children, and their number has almost doubled in the past two decades. Almost all the information we have hitherto had about them comes from snapshots in cross-section surveys. This book analyzes for the first time the flows into and out of lone parenthood, using demographic and employment histories from a British national survey carried out in 1980. It studies how various socio-economic characteristics of women and their economic environment, such as welfare benefits, affect these flows, and how these interact to determine the attributes of the population of one-parent families, particularly their economic circumstances. The book also studies the lone parents' movements into and out of paid employment, and the effect of welfare benefits on their employment. The analyses are used to gauge the effects of alternative policies on one-parent families, their paid employment, and their living standards.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780521412438
ISBN-10: 0521412439
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: May 9th, 1991
Pages: 220
Language: English
Series: National Institute of Economic and Social Research Occasiona