Study on poverty and social exclusion among lone-parent households : final report
The study focuses on lone-parent households, analysing the reasons why they experience higher poverty risks and the barriers they have to face in order to access employment and other means of social inclusion. Since a vast majority of two-parent households are male-headed and one-parent families are mostly headed by women, the study provides information on the gender pattern of poverty. The study also examines policy measures that have been implemented in several Member States recently to address the problem, especially by trying to take lone parents off welfare dependency and offer them job opportunities.
Bibliography: p. 79-82.