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Lone parents and activation - towards a typology of approaches

Haux, Tina (2013) Lone parents and activation - towards a typology of approaches. Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy, 29 (2). pp. 122-133. (doi:10.1080/21699763.2013.818566) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

There has been an international trend towards activating lone parents, with the United Kingdom being the most recent example. It has been argued that the most common criterion for deciding which lone parents should have to be available for work is the age of the youngest child. However, by examining the activation policies in the OECD countries more closely, a number of criteria used in conjunction with age of the child have been identified, such as the availability of childcare and the employability of lone parents. It is therefore argued that a typology can be developed consisting of three main approaches: general activation, age of child and no activation, with three sub-categories for the age of child approach. The different (sub-)categories will be illustrated using country case studies as examples.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/21699763.2013.818566
Uncontrolled keywords: activation, lone parents, welfare-to-work, United Kingdom, OECD
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Social Policy
Depositing User: Tina Haux
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2016 08:44 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 14:43 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/49089 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Haux, Tina: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7140-019X
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