lone parent

Definition

Also named a single parent, a lone parent is considered to be someone who lives without a partner, and who has daily caring responsibilities for a dependent child or children. In Europe, the vast majority of lone parents are lone mothers.

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Source(s)

European Commission (2006). Gender inequalities in the risks of poverty and social exclusion for disadvantaged groups in thirty European countries.

URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1275