Lone Parent Families

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In the United Kingdom, family structures and sizes are changing gradually. There are different types of family like nuclear families, lone parent families, cohabiting families, foster families and so on. Family changes have caused a dramatic effect on British society. In recent years the marriage rate has decreased. Moreover, divorce rate is high in this country. Teenage pregnancy is also a frequent occurrence. These changes have a significant effect on child poverty. The recent review of the literature, on children of divorced parents, done by Rodgers and Pryor in 1998, has argued that they are more likely to be in poverty and to be poorer when they are adults. (May, Page & Brunsdon, 2000, 38) Furthermore, research done by Adelman and Bradshaw

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