CitationBarnardos. (2006). Barnardos’ Submission on Proposals for Supporting Lone Parents. https://knowledge.barnardos.ie/handle/20.500.13085/645
AbstractBarnardos welcomes the opportunity to submit a submission in response to
the Government proposals for supporting lone parents. Overall the proposals
are to be recommended as they aim to tackle issues of intergenerational poverty and welfare dependency.
The extent of poverty amongst lone parent households (31% in comparison to a national average
of 6.8%) is a matter of serious concern. A particular welcome development is that the proposals are
family form neutral – applicable to all parents regardless of whether parents are single, living together