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The Social Consequences of Single Parenthood: A Longitudinal Perspective

Michael J. Smith
Family Relations
Vol. 29, No. 1 (Jan., 1980), pp. 75-81
DOI: 10.2307/583719
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/583719
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The Social Consequences of Single Parenthood: A Longitudinal Perspective
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Abstract

Loneliness and the lack of social support have been described as the more serious social consequences of the single-parent family status. Secondary analysis of interviews with a national sample of families over six years revealed many shifts in the household composition of one parent families over time, a slightly lower level of community participation, and a feeling of powerlessness among single-parent, family heads. These findings cast some doubt on the usefulness of natural support systems for single parents. The findings seem reflective of the societal burdens placed upon lone parents.

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