The physical social and economic health and wellbeing of women with dependent children, following relationship breakdown
Loxton D, Warner-Smith P & Young A. The physical social and economic health and wellbeing of women with dependent children, following relationship breakdown. Report prepared for Technical report prepared for Health and Well-being Section, Office of the Status of Women, Department of Prime minister & Cabinet, August 2004.
This report was prepared for the Office of the Status of Women, Department of Prime Minster and Cabinet.
This report, through the use of both quantitative and qualitative data, explores the circumstances of sole mothers in Australia today. The nature of the ALSWH has allowed comparison of young sole mothers, aged from 18 to 32 years over three surveys and mid-aged sole mothers, from 45- 52 years over two surveys. It highlights the fact that some differences in circumstances and experiences of sole mothers are related to age of sole motherhood, though other circumstances are not. The report confirms local and overseas research demonstrating that sole motherhood is likely to be associated with poverty and other disadvantages.