Economy / Employment - - European Union

Poverty, Gender & Lone Parents in the EU

03.11.2016 / Created by (EMWF)

Women lone parents are particularly vulnerable to poverty in the EU, as they make up almost 85% of all one-parent families. This report casts light on the factors that increase the risk of poverty for lone parents, especially women, and gives recommendations to lower these risks, such as: Increasing economic independence, work-life balance, adjusting social protection systems, and fostering synergies across different policy areas. 


  • Type of publication : Thematic report
  • Author : Women´s UN Reporting Network
  • Publishing house : EIGE – European Institute for Gender Equality
  • Publication date : 2016
  • Number of pages : 4
  • Language : English


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