1st Edition

Fertility, Health and Lone Parenting
European Contexts





ISBN 9780367877514
Published December 12, 2019 by Routledge
216 Pages

USD $47.95

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Book Description

In Europe, the percentage of lone-parent families has risen from 14% to 19% between 1996 and 2012. Only in Greece and Finland did the rates fall, while in Denmark and the Republic of Ireland the rise has reached or exceeded 10 percent. As of 2017, there are 2.9 million lone parents with dependent children in the UK, and nine out of ten lone parents are women. Sadly, lone parents are known to experience considerable social, financial, and health problems.



Fertility, Health and Lone Parenting examines the way in which lone parents live their lives, and how it impacts their health and well-being. Topics explored in these interdisciplinary contributions include lifestyle, nutrition, and the mental health of both parents and children. Unique empirical case studies within a European context help to expand the reader’s understanding, whilst also drawing comparisons between the impacts of lone parenting on young mothers, fathers and their children.



A timely volume, this book will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in subjects such as Sociology of the Family, Social Policy, Social Work, Gender Studies and Family Policy.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements





Introduction





Chapter 1 Lone Parents in the UK



Professor Ann Berrington





Chapter 2 Lone parents, poverty and mental health: results from the Poverty and Social Exclusion Survey 2012



Professor Sarah Payne





Chapter 3 Mental Ill-Health among Parents After Divorce and Separation: Causes, Consequences and Compounding Factors



Dr Judy Corlyon





Chapter 4 Surviving not thriving: eating and health in lone-parent families in the UK



Professor Elizabeth Dowler



 



Chapter 5 Child Health and Lone Motherhood: Evidence from the UK Millennium Cohort Study.



Dr Denise Hawkes





Chapter 6 The disparities in health and quality of life in child protection: The case of the Loire-Atlantique department



Professor Catherine Sellenet





Chapter 7 Family context and adoption of risky lifestyles: a study of English adolescents



Dr Rosalind Bell-Aldeghi and Dr Sandy Tubeuf



Chapter 8 Public health, social anxieties: the example of the English lone teenage mother



Dr Lisa Arai





Chapter 9 The Health of British Teenage Parents and Their Children



Professor Fabienne Portier-Le Cocq





Chapter 10 Young Fathers and Their Perspective of Health and Well-Being: Examples from the ESRC ‘Following Young Fathers Study’



Dr Carmen Lau-Clayton





Chapter 11 Lone Parents’ Self-rated Health in European Comparative Perspective: Socio-Economic Factors, Job Quality and Social Protection



Dr Ingrid Esser





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Biography

Fabienne Portier-Le Cocq is Professor of Contemporary British Studies at the University of Tours, France