Is it Riskier for Single Mothers or Single Fathers in Developed Countries? Introduction This paper refers to the social and economic risks of being a single parent in developed countries that feature social safety nets. In the 1950s, single mothers were rather stigmatized in North America and Europe, the unmarried advised to give up their children for adoption with widows expected to remarry at the first opportunity (Goldscheider & Kaufman:2006). A single father was also seen as a person would naturally remarry or consign a child’s care to kin. There is no stigma connected to single motherhood anymore in developed countries that provide basic social assistance quite automatically to households of the kind. Far less is provided for a...The end:
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