Single Parents: Risk or Resource?
Version of Record online: 7 JUN 2007
Child Psychology and Psychiatry Review
Volume 2, Issue 1, pages 2–14, February 1997
How to Cite
Fundudis, T. (1997), Single Parents: Risk or Resource?. Child Psychology and Psychiatry Review, 2: 2–14. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-3588.1997.tb00037.x
- Issue online: 7 JUN 2007
- Version of Record online: 7 JUN 2007
- Single parents;
- vulnerable mothers;
- children of single mothers;
- intervention approaches
This paper reviews the subject of lone parenthood with a particular emphasis on single mothers. The shift from the conformity of the traditional family of married couples with children to an increase in the one-parent family is examined in terms of epidemiology. Comparative studies of single and married mothers are reviewed. The demanding task of parenthood is examined in terms of vulnerability and protective factors: intervention approaches are considered, and the need for greater formal recognition of single motherhood in our society is highlighted.