Changing conceptualizations of lone parenthood in Britain - Lone parents or single mums?

Song, Miri (1996) Changing conceptualizations of lone parenthood in Britain - Lone parents or single mums? European Journal of Women's Studies, 3 (4). 377-&. ISSN 1350-5068. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The identification of lone parenthood as a social issue has varied among European countries. In Britain, lone mothers' 'dependence' upon either men or the state has been central to the way in which they have been constructed as a social problem in the last few decades. The extent to which moral discourses have shaped the recognition and legitimation of lone parents', and especially lone mothers', needs, has varied over time. This is reflected in the degree to which commonalities or differences (by sex and 'route' into lone parenthood) have been stressed in the conceptualization of lone parents as a group. Through a discussion of the 1970s in particular, when the Finer Report on lone parenthood stressed poverty and the commonalities of lone parents' situations, I consider the political and policy implications of the ways in which lone parents are conceptualized and categorized in the 1990s.

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Date Deposited: 06 Mar 1914 16:28
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