Lone Parents and Work
- There are 2 million lone parents in Britain today.
- 25% of families with children are headed up by a lone parent.
- 10% of Lone Parents are men.
- 63 per cent of single parents are in work, up 20% in 20 years.
- Once their children are at secondary school, lone mothers are as likely to work as mothers in couple families
- In London fewer lone parents are working.
- Lone Parents make up 11% of those on JSA.
- The highest proportion of lone parents on JSA is in London.