Essay on Parent Families : A Parent Family Families

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Lone-Parent Families is the type of families that consists of a mother or a father, with no spouse or common-law partner present, living in a household comprised of one or more dependent children. It can also be where a parent lives with dependent children, either alone or in a larger household, without a spouse or partner. Single parent is a parent who cares for one or more children without physical assistance of another parent in home. This description could be a single parent families with children under age 18 supervised by a parents who is either divorce or widowed and not married, or by a parent who has never married. It is important to survey this group because lone-parent families are on the rise. According to Ward & Belanger, between the years 1966 to 1991 the number of lone-parent families in Canada increased by 269%, while the number of husband/wife families rose only 147%. More and more children are experiencing lone-parent families and at an earlier age. (2015, p. 245). Statistics Canada also reported in 2011 that 16.3% of Canadian families were lone-parents, however, the number of lone-parents are much higher than the reported ones because not every single parents were they able to collect data from (Ward & Bélanger, 2015, p. 245). It is necessary to look into this group because it affects single parent children as well, because majority of children in these households lives in poverty. This occur because of the pressure on parents receiving to become…

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