This section provides more information on the profile of single parents. It examines the work of OPFS on tackling inequalities faced by families through a series of survey’s, reports and briefings. Find out more in links below.

Recent Research

Report: Exploring the impacts of the UK government’s welfare reforms on lone parents moving into work (Sep 2014)

Literature Review: The impacts of welfare reforms on lone parents moving into work (May 2014)

Older Research

We have contributed to research on single parents.

These include:

  • Edinburgh University- Stakeholder participation in research project COPE – Combating Poverty in Europe.
  • University of Bristol, supported singe parent involvement in research in the Glasgow area as part of a national study of poverty and social exclusion.
  • Employability Practice Exchange- met practitioners from Steget Videre in Umea for their Practice Exchange visit to Glasgow.
  • Grundvig European Project – Participation in the project “STROMO” to share knowledge and experience on approaches, projects, methods and network structures for an improved support structure for the target group single parents in Europe’
  • Glasgow Centre for Population Health- Steering Group for research project exploring the challenges and opportunities facing lone parents, with children over the age of five, in receipt of out-of-work benefits and moving into paid work as part of the UK government’s welfare reforms.

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