Views About State Support for lone parents and their Children
In-House Report No. 50
By Dawn Snape and John Kelly
This report presents findings of qualitative research into attitudes about state support for lone parents and their children. This was explored specifically in relation to work, childcare and child support. It includes views about the circumstances in which it is more or less acceptable for lone parents to work; the barriers discouraging lone parents from working; the New Deal for Lone Parents; preferred forms of childcare; and views about who should be financially responsible for the children of lone parents. The research was based on focus groups with the general public and lone parents. The study was carried out by researchers from the Qualiative Research Unit at Social and Community Planning Research.
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