Lone parents in the Republic of Ireland: enumerations, description and implications for social security.
|dc.identifier.citation||McCashin, A., 1993. Lone parents in the Republic of Ireland: enumerations, description and implications for social security. Dublin: Economic and Social Research Institute.||en_GB|
|dc.description||In the past two decades there has been an enormous growth internationally in public and academic debate about the role of women in society and in the economy. This debate has been taking place in Ireland also. It encompasses a range of analytical and policy issues such as: the policy implications for taxation and social security. of married women's increased labour force participation, the economic value of women's unpaid work in the house as mothers and carers, the social and economic factors associated with changing patterns of family life. This study is concerned with one aspect of the changing patterns of family life - the growth of lone parent families and the consequence of this growth for the State's system of social security. At the outset the study located the concept "lone parent' in the wider framework of family formation - this is a necessary reminder of the variety of "routes" in lone parenthood and of the varying types and duration of lone parenthood. Following convention in studies in this area, this study focuses on lone mothers with dependent children. First, almost all lone parents are mothers. Second, lone mothers with children in the dependent age groups are more likely to experience the needs for income and olher social suppons and hence are of particular concern for public policy.||en_GB|
|dc.publisher||Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)||en_GB|
|dc.relation.ispartofseries||ESRI broadsheet series Paper||en_GB|
|dc.title||Lone parents in the Republic of Ireland: enumerations, description and implications for social security.||en_GB|