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.


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