Research to identify the specific needs of minority ethnic groups parenting alone in Ireland

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/106915
Title:
Research to identify the specific needs of minority ethnic groups parenting alone in Ireland
Other Titles:
OPEN (One Parent Exchange Network)
Authors:
Combat Poverty Agency (CPA)
Issue Date:
29-Jun-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/106915
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
This paper presents findings from research with members of minority ethnic groups, including ‘new’ communities and indigenous groups, who are parenting alone in Ireland. Members of the Traveller community who are parenting alone and lone parents from Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe, currently living in Ireland, were consulted about their experiences. Qualitative research methods were used, including in-depth, semi-structured interviews and focus groups. Findings presented in this paper identify the experiences, including the challenges faced by these lone parents from minority ethnic groups, all of whom are women. The findings suggest that the challenges faced by majority ethnic lone parents, such as quality, affordable childcare, adequate housing provision and income and social supports are of equal concern to minority ethnic lone parents. However, these lone parents also experience additional challenges as a result of language barriers, legal status and racism and discrimination. All of these issues are explored in detail in this paper and recommendations for addressing each of these challenges have been formulated.
Keywords:
SINGLE PARENT; ETHNIC GROUP; EMPLOYMENT
Local subject classification:
SOCIAL WELFARE
Sponsors:
This report was funded by the Combat Poverty Agency under its Poverty Research Initiative. The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and/or recommendations expressed here are strictly those of the author(s). They do not necessarily reflect the views of the Combat Poverty Agency, which takes no responsibility for any errors or omissions in, or for the accuracy of, the information contained in this Working Paper. It is presented to inform and stimulate wider debate among the policy community and among academics and practitioners in the field.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCombat Poverty Agency (CPA)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-06-29T14:57:37Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-29T14:57:37Z-
dc.date.issued2010-06-29T14:57:37Z-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/106915-
dc.descriptionThis paper presents findings from research with members of minority ethnic groups, including ‘new’ communities and indigenous groups, who are parenting alone in Ireland. Members of the Traveller community who are parenting alone and lone parents from Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe, currently living in Ireland, were consulted about their experiences. Qualitative research methods were used, including in-depth, semi-structured interviews and focus groups. Findings presented in this paper identify the experiences, including the challenges faced by these lone parents from minority ethnic groups, all of whom are women. The findings suggest that the challenges faced by majority ethnic lone parents, such as quality, affordable childcare, adequate housing provision and income and social supports are of equal concern to minority ethnic lone parents. However, these lone parents also experience additional challenges as a result of language barriers, legal status and racism and discrimination. All of these issues are explored in detail in this paper and recommendations for addressing each of these challenges have been formulated.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis report was funded by the Combat Poverty Agency under its Poverty Research Initiative. The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and/or recommendations expressed here are strictly those of the author(s). They do not necessarily reflect the views of the Combat Poverty Agency, which takes no responsibility for any errors or omissions in, or for the accuracy of, the information contained in this Working Paper. It is presented to inform and stimulate wider debate among the policy community and among academics and practitioners in the field.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectSINGLE PARENTen
dc.subjectETHNIC GROUPen
dc.subjectEMPLOYMENTen
dc.subject.otherSOCIAL WELFAREen
dc.titleResearch to identify the specific needs of minority ethnic groups parenting alone in Irelanden
dc.title.alternativeOPEN (One Parent Exchange Network)en
dc.typeReporten
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