A. Klimczuk, Single Parents, [in:] L.H. Cousins, J.G. Golson (eds.), Encyclopedia of Human Services and Diversity, Sage, Los Angeles 2014, pp. 1191-1194.
5 Pages Posted: 15 Jul 2015 Last revised: 8 Feb 2021
Date Written: September 14, 2013
Services for single parents constitute a category of child and family services. These services are carried out by public and non-governmental bodies for people who are single parents by the unfortunate events or by their own choice. Individuals come to single parenthood mainly through divorce, separation, birth outside of marriage, child abuse/neglect, death of a partner/widowhood, and adoption.
Keywords: Human Services & Social Work, Attachment theory, Social Services, Female Single Parents
JEL Classification: H75, I38, J18
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