In 2006, the proportion of mothers with newborns that were in the workforce was at 57% (“Working Parents”, 2012). That number increased to 61% in 2008 (“Working Parents”, 2012). There are many single working mothers who have not finished High School or received a GED. This leads to problems down the road. Thirty percent of teenage girls who have dropped out of school listed pregnancy or parenthood as the primary reason (“Teen Pregnancy Prevention”, n.d.).
This definition includes people who are married but choosing to or finding themselves living on their own with the children of the family, and also those who are living with others who are not their partner with parents for example. Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that 49% of black families are headed by a lone parent, in contrast to just 8% of Indian families. 15% of Pakistani and Bangladeshi families are one-parent, 21% of white families and 29% described as mixed race or ‘other’ ethnic groups. Overall figures show that 11% of lone parents are from black or ethnic minority communities. The average period of being a lone parent is around five years (Ben Wilson et al 2010).
More than half of young people become homeless because of a relationship breakdown, mainly with their parents. A third of the people at Centrepoint; a charity for young homeless people, have a mental health problem and over a quarter of them are also known to
Unit 11: Care of sick children. E1: Summarise the key factors that influence the health of children today. The lifestyle of the child can be a key factor that could influence the health of children today because if the parents have a unhealthy lifestyle it could affect the lifestyle of the child. If the parents are unhealthy they are not going to think that their children need to have a healthier lifestyle than what they already have. The health and lifestyle of the mother in particular can make an important impact on the child’s future and also the health and lifestyle of the child as they grow.
Community based programs are one way to tackle issues facing communities, that if not properly addressed will only worsen. A program that will teach general trade working skills, as well as provide prenatal and preventive healthcare services offered through a local free clinic or community center will not only prove beneficial, but will also reduce the number of vulnerable mothers and can help to open doors for mothers leading them and their children to a brighter and healthier future. Women without the proper resources become vulnerable the moment they become pregnant. Vulnerable mothers place themselves and the baby in harm’s way from the time of conception. Vulnerable is defined as being without adequate protection, being susceptible or open to physical or emotional harm physically or psychologically weak, unable to resist illness, debility, or failure.
Through her novels, Jane Austen shows how these factors effect parenting style and overall the success and life choices of the child. In today’s society there are many aid available to help the child raising process. They all share a common outline on what is considered proper childrearing and how to build a close bond with your kids for a positive relationship. However in Jane Austen’s era, parents seemed to take a different approach in having a very distinguished “Parent-Child” relationship and less like a companion with emotional ties. This set the stage, and greatly influenced the parenting figures found in Jane Austen’s novels.
Childminding is caring and watching children usually from 0-8 years of age. Childminders can be hired on part -time or full-time basics. Childminders are trained, insured and qualified in first aid. E2 Using childminding in a home environment can be more flexible than other forms of childcare which is a benefit for parents who have to work out of school hours and need someone to look after their child after or before school. Also for parents who have young children and cannot yet get them into a school or nursery due to their age, so need someone to care for their child while at work.
In future a family as a phenomenon will probably disappear at all. Turning back to non-traditional families I would like to say that nowadays many types of such families are widespread all over the world. A single-parent family is one of them. More then a half of the single-parent families live in poverty. As a rule they headed by a female householder.
The Typical Single Parent is a Mother: * Approximately 84% of custodial parents are mothers, and * 16% of custodial parents are fathers She is Divorced or Separated: Of the mothers who are custodial parents: * 45% are currently divorced or separated * 34.2% have never been married * 19% are married (In most cases, these numbers represent women who have remarried.) * 1.7% were widowed Of the fathers who are custodial parents: * 57.8% are divorced or separated * 20.9% have never married * 20% are currently married (In most cases, these numbers represent men who have remarried.) * Fewer than 1% were widowed She is Employed: * 79.5% of custodial single mothers are gainfully employed 49.8% work full time, year round 29.7% work part-time or part-year * 90% of custodial single fathers are gainfully employed 71.7% work full time, year round 18.4% work part-time or part-year She and Her Children Do Not Live in Poverty: * 27% of custodial single mothers and their children live in poverty * 12.9% of custodial single fathers and their children live in poverty She Does Not Receive Public Assistance: Among custodial single mothers: * 22% receive Medicaid * 23.5% receive food stamps * 12% receive some form of public housing or rent subsidy * 5% receive receive TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) She is 40 Years Old or Older: * 39.1% of custodial single mothers are 40 years old or older She is Raising One Child: * 54% of custodial mothers are raising one child from the absent parent * 46% have two or more children living with
.HN200 Survey of Social Problems | The Life Of being a Single Parent | . | Professor Patricia GraceStudent | Bobby | 11/19/2013 | There are so many people that are forced to become the head of a single parent house hold. | Single-parenting is the social problem that I will be discussing. Single-parenting is a well known social problem in today’s society According to the U.S. Census Bureau approximately 84% of custodial parents are mothers, and 16% of custodial parents are fathers (U.S. Census, 2010) Single-parenting is a subject I’m too well familiar with. I became a single-parent at the age of 17, being a young and wild teenager trying to keep up with my friends I got caught up.