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Lone Mothers of Mixed Racial and Ethnic Children: Then and Now, 2010

This research considered whether and how things have changed for lone mothers bringing up mixed racial and ethnic children over the past half a century

It drew on and compared qualitative accounts collected from such mothers in the mid-1960s and the early 2000s.

Trajectories of change and continuity are traced across the two points in time, in:

  • the significance of children's racial and ethnic background for lone mothering,
  • the part played in their children's lives by non-resident fathers and their family of origin;
  • and the sorts of attitudes and support that lone mothers experience from their families, their local community and officials.

The project was funded by the Runnymede Trust and the full report can be viewed by PDF.

The project is carried out on behalf of LSBU's Families and Social Capital Research Group.

To find out more about this work, contact Dr Chamion Caballero or search our People Finder for academics researching in this area.