ERIC Number: ED411965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Lone Parent Families in the European Community. The 1992 Report to the European Commission.
This report provides an overview of the numbers, characteristics, and economic situation of lone-parent families in the European Community. The report aims to take at least a first step toward providing information that would enable policy-makers to address the problems faced by single-parent families. The report concludes that women's responsibility for child care was a major cause of economic inequality between men and women. Chapter 1 of the report provides a summary of the European community. The first part presents a definition of lone parenthood, the marital status of parents, household situations, dependent children, and a resulting "standard" definition for lone parenthood. The second part presents statistics and league tables on lone parent families. The third part details the labor force survey as a source of information. The final part addresses the economic situation of the families, including sources of income and poverty data. The report's second chapter presents sketches of individual countries to provide an overview of the status of lone-parent families and to highlight new developments. Sketches are provided for Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, and the United Kingdom. The final chapter provides a summary and conclusions relating to the numbers, policies, and areas for further exploration, including the differing training needs of single parents in different countries. (Author/SD)
Descriptors: Children, Definitions, Family Characteristics, Family Environment, Family Financial Resources, Family Health, Family Income, Family Life, Family Problems, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Structure, Foreign Countries, One Parent Family, Parents
Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, United Kingdom (7.95 British pounds Sterling plus postage and handling).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: European Community, Brussels (Belgium).
Authoring Institution: Family Policy Studies Centre, London (England).