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Lone Parenthood in the Life Course

Editors: Bernardi, Laura, Mortelmans, Dimitri (Eds.)

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  • Focuses on the diversity and heterogeneity of lone parents at the beginning of the XXI century
  • Adopt a longitudinal and multidimensional life course perspective on one-parent families
  • Features a mix of longitudinal, comparative and qualitative studies to address the subjective and objective dimensions of lone parenthood
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About this book

Lone parenthood is an increasing reality in the 21st century, reinforced by the diffusion of divorce and separation. This volume provides a comprehensive portrait of lone parenthood at the beginning of the XXI century from a life course perspective. The contributions included in this volume examine the dynamics of lone parenthood in the life course and explore the trajectories of lone parents in terms of income, poverty, labour, market behaviour, wellbeing, and health. Throughout, comparative analyses of data from countries as France, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, Hungary, and Australia help portray how lone parenthood varies between regions, cultures, generations, and institutional settings. The findings show that one-parent households are inhabited by a rather heterogeneous world of mothers and fathers facing different challenges.
Readers will not only discover the demographics and diversity of lone parents, but also the variety of social representations and discourses about the changing phenomenon of lone parenthood. The book provides a mixture of qualitative and quantitative studies on lone parenthood. Using large scale and longitudinal panel and register data, the reader will gain insight in complex processes across time. More qualitative case studies on the other hand discuss the definition of lone parenthood, the public debate around it, and the social and subjective representations of lone parents themselves. 
This book aims at sociologists, demographers, psychologists, political scientists, family therapists, and policy makers who want to gain new insights into one of the most striking changes in family forms over the last 50 years.
This book is open access under a CC BY License.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Changing Lone Parents, Changing Life Courses

    Pages 1-26

    Bernardi, Laura (et al.)

  • Changing Lone Parenthood Patterns: New Challenges for Policy and Research

    Pages 29-53

    Letablier, Marie -Thérèse (et al.)

  • A Media Discourse Analysis of Lone Parents in the UK: Investigating the Stereotype

    Pages 55-74

    Salter, Emma

  • Lone Young Parenthood by Choice? Life Stories in Great Britain

    Pages 75-92

    Portier-Le Cocq, Fabienne

  • Variety of Transitions into Lone Parenthood

    Pages 93-108

    Bernardi, Laura (et al.)

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-63295-7
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Hardcover 51,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-63293-3
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Softcover 51,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-87519-4
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  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lone Parenthood in the Life Course
Editors
  • Laura Bernardi
  • Dimitri Mortelmans
Series Title
Life Course Research and Social Policies
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-63295-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-63295-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-63293-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87519-4
Series ISSN
2211-7776
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 338
Number of Illustrations
33 b/w illustrations
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