lone parent families

Exploring the impacts of the UK government's welfare reforms on lone parents moving into work

Report that presents the findings of a research project, commissioned by the Glasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH), which explored the experiences of lone parents in a context of increasing 
benefit conditionality and welfare reform.

Surviving poverty: the impact of lone parenthood

Research into experiences of lone parents in rural Fife conducted in partnership with Fife Gingerbread. Volunteers from the Fife Gingerbread Buddy programme with experience of lone parenthood were trained as peer researchers and were involved in all stages of the research project, the design, fieldwork and analysis.

The research sought to explore and understand lone parent’s quality of life within rural communities of Fife.

Lone parents: unemployed or otherwise engaged?

Paper that examines change and continuity in policy approaches to supporting lone parent families since 1997. The paper considers whether re-categorizing those lone parents not engaged with the labour market as 'unemployed' reopens old debates about who deserves financial support from the state.

Priced out: the plight of low income families and young people living in fuel poverty

Report on families in England and Wales with young children under the age of five, and disadvantaged young people in the 16 to 24 age group who are struggling to pay their fuel bills.

Families and households, 2001 to 2011

Bulletin that presents annual statistics on the number of families by type, people in families by family type and children in families by type.

A family is a married, civil partnered or cohabiting couple with or without children, or a lone parent with at least one child. Children may be dependent or nondependent.

Types of family include married couple families, cohabiting couple families and lone parent families.