Lone Parents

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Distribution of Wealth and Income between different Social Groups
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Lone Parents
1 61% of lone parents live in poverty compared to 23% of couples with children.
1.1 Department of Security
1.2 1.3 million LP's in 1992 increased to 1.9 million in 2005
2 Vulnerable to poverty
2.1 High levels of unemployment
2.1.1 22% experience a spell of unemployment
2.1.2 1.8 million LP households, 650,000 are unemployed
2.1.3 52% of single women who had their baby between 16-19 aren't looking for a job
2.2 Rely on one income
2.3 Working part time
2.3.1 15.5% of LP have part time jobs (2012)
2.3.1.1 9.7% (2007)
2.3.2 More flexible to look after children.
2.3.3 Despite this 15.2% want to work full time
2.3.4 Educated LP with elder children are more likely to secure a job with healthy income
2.4 Most likely to rely on cash benefits
3 New Right
3.1 Welfare is too generous to LP
3.1.1 Encourages LP not to work
4 Gingerbread Charity
4.1 Even when LP work full time poverty rates are increasing
4.1.1 17% - 22% (2011-2013)
5 Poverty trap
5.1 When you are unable to lift your household from poverty
5.2 Unskilled, low paid LPs find employment is no better than benefits so cannot find work that will give them a decent income
6 Social Exclusion
6.1 30% of lone mothers suffer from depression
6.2 Less likely to be able to afford going out
7 Poverty in Large Families
7.1 Health: when one gets sick it spreads
7.2 More money spent on:
7.2.1 Food
7.2.2 Clothes
7.2.2.1 Second hand
7.2.2.2 Uniform
7.2.3 Holidays
7.3 Have larger:
7.3.1 House/mortgage
7.3.2 Bills
7.3.3 Maintence
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