Chapter 9 The Lone parent.docx

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Family Relations and Human Development
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Chapter 9 The Lone parent – Future Majority?  Single parent offend against Dr. Ben Schlringr’s “ Noah's Ark syndrome”  Many single mothers seem to accept up to. And you  in the past jackal parent homes received is broken  statistics Canada’s definition of the lone parent home is “ a mother or father, but no spouse or common-law partner present, living in dwelling with one or more children”  80 percent of lone parents are women  in 2000 615.9% of medium families lone parent families o numbers can be deceptive however as 90s the parent families seek help from families or have live-in partners, also often lone parent families are only temporary situation  factors involved in the trend towards single parenthood; o increase in married mothers ( even though pregnancy and birth rate is decreasing less are getting married or putting their babies up for adoption)  children are now seen as separate from marriage  North American culture emphasizes individualism and self medic occasion not in the  working mothers are more commonplace, family benefits are available  divorce rate is increasing dramatically, cohabitation is also increasing dramatically  USC's long red households post divorce as a reality not an ideal  non-marital sex is increasingly accepted, children out of marriage is not  Québec and northern Europe, moaned and is better accepted in US  conservative Institute of marriage family Canada argues that increased in numbers is causing financial strain on social support  single fathers often face more stigma and single mothers  rarely are immigrants lone parents  aboriginal and black families more to be lone parent homes The Path Of Single-Parent Hood: -3/10 were divorced in 2006, others were never married or widowed How Long Did It Last? - end; remarriage, cohabitation, change of custody or independence of child - many team moms marry young rancher, my relationship - 2006 there were just over 1 million Canadians who went through a separation or divorce - common-law families an average of 4.3 years together compared to married families spend an average of 14.3 years together ( 60% of which had children) - often divorced individuals choose common-law over remarrying, widows don’t often remarry - divorced women with young children are less likely to enter union this is likely because of an increase in father relationship with child stores - most children first experience and current family and is under the age of 5 - by 6 and out of every hundred children experienced broken unions Single Parenthood And The Lifestyle -according to traditionalist, marriage union is necessary for stages now the information -age is an important factor, females younger moms are dealing with codependence from families, often having finished education and do not have realistic future goals, the later they have their children more likely they are to have these things -young women who grew up in poor families are more likely to become teen moms and live in poverty -older single women have high standards for marriage and are unwilling to dig in and, many feel that they may not find a husband before childbearing years are over. Pregnancy can be because of women desire to be a mother. Practices such as in vitro fertilization and help with this process. -Assisted human reproduction act protects health and safety of parents and children -widows have the greatest chance of being financially stable -impact of single parenthood depends on child age Single-Parent and Economic Survival - Mothers allowance is in Ontario in 1920 was very strict about who got help in Manitoba it was introduced in 1916 payments were only given to morally operate women and children. Since the rules of thought - Canadian assistance plan – 1966, was to cost of social assistance between federal and provincial governments o lone parents were deemed unemployable until their youngest child turns 18 o national Child benefit – 1998 federal government provided additional support to low income families with children to reduce child poverty and overlapping social assistance programs and encouragement find jobs there was a great pressure on those receiving aid - employment and income, loan markers in Canada increased between 1980 and 2000, most were over 40 due to education and changing policies around was, and is not in line child care, transportation, emotional and physical abilities were all barriers turned Canadian families in a the highest childcare fees in the world - 50 to 60% used a day care, highest in Quebec where they promoted seven dollars a day care for children - bone parents feel they can't travel or work long hours and also worry about loss of job leading to instant poverty - government assistance is often the only reasonable alternative o does not provide adequate standard of living has been all alone in o there's a stigma attached to receiving benefits o open to invasion of privacy and judgment o snitch lines are also used which is where a suspected welfare cheater can be called anonymously - increased education or getting better jobs are ways of getting off welfare Housing - single largest expense, affordable housing is becoming harder and harder to find - Lone mothers – over 30% of income on even inadequate housing including subsidies, also must be close to transportation - hard to find adequate safe places for children on a budget o comes with prejudice but knew she listened long-term residents provides lone parent families with a social life and practical help Social life - lack of emotional support and social activities, and a single-parent adequate contact with others - social support, two areas 1) society as a whole 2) sources of emotional and practical help o most support comes from females, but sometimes people another support
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