Faye Goldman, head of membership at Gingerbread, the charity that helps and supports single parents
, says: "It's just plain wrong that single-parent families are excluded from holiday deals because of their family make-up.
"Securing employment opportunities can often be more difficult for single parents
and that's before you even consider childcare.
"I call on the people of the United States to recognize the contributions single parents
are making, sometimes under great hardships, to the lives of their children, and I ask that they volunteer their help, privately or through community organizations, to single parents
who seek it to meet their aspirations for their children." President Ronald Reagan, Proclamation 5166
in the UAE are struggling to balance work and childcare, SMEs could shift this balance and gain employees for life with a little compassion
For the single-parent family measure, this represents an increase of 40 percentage points (1.2 years) in the amount of time between the ages of 14 and 16 the child spent living with a single parent
. The comparable changes for the other variables are 5.7 years for the mother's age at child's birth, 2.6 years for mother's years of education, 2.1 for number of siblings, and a 69 percent increase in parental income.
The probability for variable Age, a continuous variable not included in the above table, increases gradually, indicating that there is a higher probability for older people (up to the age of 60) of being employed than for younger single parents
. For instance, the probability of being employed of a 40-year-old single parent
is 0.947 while the probability for a 20-year-old single parent
is 0.898, holding all the other variables constant at their mean.
Not only does Champlain -- a small private college with more than 2,000 students -- help with eligible single parents
' tuition, it also provides support from case workers and an emergency fund to cover expenses such as books, car repairs, heating bills and winter coats.
With the number of single parents
on the rise, millions of adults and younger parents face the daunting prospect of learning how to survive without help.
get a bad rep and, to add insult to injury, most travel destinations only cater to either families or singles," says Brandon Wade, founder and CEO of MissTravel.com, a travel dating website.
Programs like the Arkansas Single Parent
Scholarship Fund, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery and Arkansas Career Pathways clear the obstacles for all eligible single parents--widowed, divorced and unwed--so not only can they afford the tuition, books and fees required of all students, but also transportation, daycare, utilities and the other necessities of daily life.
The results showed the significant differences [F (4, 235) = 23.375, pLess then.05] in level of depression between adolescents living with both parent and single parent
families represent almost 25% of the population of Jordan according to the statistic in 2007, reiterated Rayyes