lone parent

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

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.

Source(s)

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

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