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single

(sing′gl) [L. singulus, individual, single]
1. Indivisible.
2. Unique.
3. Unmarried.
4. Lone; alone.
5. One only.
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But she praised single parents as "a vital part of the social fabric", adding: "Thankfully we've come a long way since I was growing up."
Kohelet's economic model does not even account for the nonexistent bargaining power of single parent families and poor families in general in the housing rental market.
Many single parents have been hit hard by welfare cuts and are already struggling to keep up with day-to-day living costs.
It's wrong many just can't afford the extra so their kids miss out FAYE GOLDMAN single parent group chief
A single parent is a parent that parents alone without the other parent's support, meaning this particular parent is the only parent to the child, responsible for all financial, material, and emotional needs.
"This cross-party group will help ensure that their voice is heard at Westminster and we will demand that all politicians consider the impact that any proposed legislation will have on single parent families.
But, what about the children of single parents? Do they have to face any specific challenges?
I may not have a mate or husband, but I'm definitely not a single parent." Jill Scott, musician
Providing a good all-inclusive medical insurance for children of single parent employees will ultimately mean fewer days off, and a greater peace of mind for the employee.
Our key measure is the amount of time between the ages of 14 and 16 that the child lived with a single parent. Throughout our analyses, we adjust for three other family characteristics that may separately influence a child's educational attainment: mother's age at the child's birth, level of schooling the mother had completed when the child was 14 years old, and number of siblings born to the child's mother.
Rose Stone, head of advice and "information at Gingerbread, said: "Regular child maintenance payments can make a huge difference to single parent families relying on one income."
--[ES.sub.i] is a binary dependent variable that takes the value 1 if single parent i is employed and 0 if unemployed;

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