The Employment of Lone Mothers in Denmark and Great Britain
In-House Report No. 72
By Michael White
This report explores possible reasons for the higher employment rate among lone mothers in Denmark than among lone mothers in Great Britain, during the early 1990s using data from the DSS/PSI Programme of Research into Low Income Families (PRILIF) and data from administrative registers in Denmark. Part A of this paper describes the position of lone mothers in Denmark and Britain (with particular reference to the similarities and differences in the labour markets and the welfare systems of the two countries). Part B examines the results of an analysis of nationally representative data from the two countries, and uses the data to shed further light on the national difference. The research was carried out by Michael White from the Policy Studies Institute.
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