Lone Parenthood in the Life Course

Détails

ID Serval
serval:BIB_315EF41B2433
Type
Livre: un livre et son éditeur.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Lone Parenthood in the Life Course
Editeur
Springer International Publishing
ISBN
9783319632933
9783319632957
ISSN
2211-7776
2211-7784
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2018
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Editeur scientifique
Bernardi Laura, Mortelmans Dimitri
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Lone parenthood is an increasing reality in the 21st century, reinforced by the diffusion of divorce and separation. This volume provides a comprehensive portrait of lone parenthood at the beginning of the XXI century from a life course perspective. The contributions included in this volume examine the dynamics of lone parenthood in the life course and explore the trajectories of lone parents in terms of income, poverty, labour, market behaviour, wellbeing, and health. Throughout, comparative analyses of data from countries as France, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, Hungary, and Australia help portray how lone parenthood varies between regions, cultures, generations, and institutional settings. The findings show that one-parent households are inhabited by a rather heterogeneous world of mothers and fathers facing different challenges.
Readers will not only discover the demographics and diversity of lone parents, but also the variety of social representations and discourses about the changing phenomenon of lone parenthood. The book provides a mixture of qualitative and quantitative studies on lone parenthood. Using large scale and longitudinal panel and register data, the reader will gain insight in complex processes across time. More qualitative case studies on the other hand discuss the definition of lone parenthood, the public debate around it, and the social and subjective representations of lone parents themselves.
This book aims at sociologists, demographers, psychologists, political scientists, family therapists, and policy makers who want to gain new insights into one of the most striking changes in family forms over the last 50 years.
This book is open access under a CC BY License.
Mots-clé
Divorce and separation, Living arrangements, Lone parenthood as family form, Lone parents' family composition and policy arrangements, Mothers and fathers, Single parents, Family Dynamics, Family Welfare, Vulnerability, Lone Parenthood, Life Course, Open access
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19/09/2018 16:46
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