Lone Parent Families

Lone Parent Families : Gender, Class and State

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Appropriate as supplemental reading for courses in Social Policy and Social Studies that examine the role of parenting in society. The subject of lone mothers is a controversial and highly topical social and political issue. This unique core text examines the key issues in the debate, and assesses their impact on the UK and other countries in a comprehensive and accessible way. Broad in scope, it covers a wide range of issues including gender roles, the relationship of the family and the state, and the relationship between social policy and labour market policy.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 264 pages
  • 200.7 x 388.7 x 112.7mm | 498g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138837091
  • 9781138837096

Table of contents

PART ONE. THE CONTEXT 1. Lone parent families today 2. The fall and rise of lone parenthood 3. Thinking about lone parenthood 4. . The role of the state PART TWO. LONE PARENT FAMILIES AND SOCIAL POLICY 5. Poverty and social security 6. Work and employment 7. Care and welfare of children 8. Non-resident parents and child support 9. Health, housing and hardship 10. Conclusions Appendix 1: Sources of quantitative data on lone parent families Appendix 2: Useful internet sites References Indexshow more