One in four: a profile of single parents in the UK

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Sumi Rabindrakumar

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As Gingerbread turns 100, this report looks at how single parent lives have changed in recent years and what challenges – both old and new – single parent families face today. The report uses new analysis of the Labour Force Survey and Understanding Society datasets to look at who single parents are, what their families look like, their lives at work and their financial security. Drawing on this data and Gingerbread’s work, we present recommendations to ensure single parents and their families can flourish.


Lone Parents, Social Change, Labour Market, Households, Income Dynamics and Finance