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Key Facts

In Northern Ireland there are nearly 92,000 lone parents with 150,000 children. Almost 25% of children in NI live in one-parent families. 

  • 46% become lone parents due to separation or divorce.
  • 7% become lone parents due to bereavement.
  • 3% of lone parents are teenagers. 
  • 80% of lone parents are aged 25-49 years.
  • 60% of lone parents are in debt. 
  • 67% live in rented accommodation. 
  • 90% of lone parents wish to work outside of the home at some stage.

Pressures lone parents can commonly face are:

  • Stress.
  • Social isolation.
  • Negative attitudes in society.
  • Low personal expectations.
  • Financial difficulties.
  • Poverty and Debt.
  • Economically disadvantaged by high fuel costs in NI.
  • Continuing Education.
  • Challenges with childcare provision – high cost and access.
  • Poor health.
  • Complexity of the benefits system.
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