Research Report

Exploring the impacts of the UK government’s welfare reforms on lone parents moving into work - Literature Review

Citation

Graham H & McQuaid R (2014) Exploring the impacts of the UK government’s welfare reforms on lone parents moving into work - Literature Review. Glasgow Centre for Population Health. Glasgow Centre for Population Health. http://www.gcph.co.uk/assets/0000/4284/Lone_parents_Literature_Review_web.pdf

Abstract
This literature review represents the first stage of a research project  which explored the experiences of lone parents seeking and moving into work in a context of increasing benefit conditionality and welfare reform. The objective was to review the literature on lone parents, with a particular focus on demographic trends including changing household structures, inequalities (e.g. social, economic, health, gender), contemporary discourse (e.g. public, media, political) and policy responses. This review presents a structured critique of both published peer literature, identified from a range of databases and published sources.‐reviewed literature and grey literature.

Keywords
lone parents; welfare reform; employment; Glasgow; literature review

StatusPublished
FundersGlasgow Centre for Population Health
Publication date30/05/2014
Publication date online30/05/2014
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/20454
PublisherGlasgow Centre for Population Health
Publisher URLhttp://www.gcph.co.uk/…e_Review_web.pdf