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Diversity in family lifeGender, relationships and social change$
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Elisabetta Ruspini

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781447300939

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447300939.001.0001

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Lone mothers and lone fathers

Lone mothers and lone fathers

Chapter:
(p.93) Chapter Five Lone mothers and lone fathers
Source:
Diversity in family life
Author(s):

Elisabetta Ruspini

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447300939.003.0006

This chapter is about lone, or single, mothers and lone fathers. The number of lone parents is steadily increasing and the past fifteen years has seen a marked increase in the number of lone fathers in many countries such as the United States and Great Britain. The chapter reflects upon forms and characteristics of lone parenthood in Western nations.

Keywords:   Lone mothers, lone fathers, parenthood, children, family life

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