ERIC Number: ED273695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Single Parent Families: A Needs Assessment Survey of Single Parents, Ramsey County, Minnesota.
Chase, Richard A.; And Others
This report provides findings of an in-person survey of single parents in Ramsey County, Minnesota. The report is organized into seven chapters. Chapter 1 provides a current demographic, educational, and economic profile of single parents and examines whether the backgrounds of single parents relate to their present conditions. Chapter 2 describes the occupational characteristics of single mothers in the labor force, the work potential of unemployed single mothers and those receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), and the ability of single mothers to achieve financial self-sufficiency. Chapter 3 assesses the financial and household circumstances of single parents. Chapter 4 examines the school performance, problems, and relationships with parents of children living in single parent families. Chapter 5 describes the physical health, mental health, and social adjustment of single parents. Chapter 6 summarizes major findings, focusing on the issues that relate to policies, plans, and programs. Chapter 7 uses data from a supplemental sample of single fathers to take a closer look at their current status, child-rearing, child care arrangements, physical and mental health, and interpersonal relationships. Appended are information on obtaining summary reports, a list of members of the study advisory committee, a program of a related needs assessment conference, and supplementary statistical tables. (KH)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Employed Parents, Employment Patterns, Family Income, Mothers, Needs Assessment, One Parent Family, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Role, Social Services, Welfare Services
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, Office of Research & Statistics, 1295 Bandana Blvd. North, Suite 210, St. Paul, MN 55108 ($18.00 incl. shipping).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, St. Paul, MN.
Identifiers: Minnesota (Ramsey County)
Note: Additional funding provided by the Saint Paul Foundation.