One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person bringing up a child or children without a partner.‘many lone parents are put off employment because they cannot find childcare’
- ‘Groups such as lone parents are being excluded from reentering the labour market and from educational opportunities.’
- ‘She was living in public housing, separated from her husband and living on a lone parent allowance.’
- ‘The great majority of lone parents were women.’
- ‘We would have a lot of lone parents who may not be able to take up education because they are not being paid.’
- ‘Lone parents have been let down and left out of pocket.’
- ‘They are hosting an exciting new programme, designed specifically for independent or lone parents.’
- ‘We now have two different systems that don't work properly and thousands of lone parents missing out.’
- ‘The proportion of lone-parent households with dependent children almost doubled, now accounting for five per cent of households.’
- ‘Being a lone parent with a child and combining that with a job is a major stressor.’
- ‘No matter where I go, when I ask lone parents what is the biggest issue, invariably they say childcare.’
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