Single Parents offers an overview of this growing phenomenon, the problems faced by single-parent families, and their impact on society.
Topics include men and women as single parents, single-mother families and poverty, the legal system and single parents, gay and lesbian parents, moral issues, and the effects of growing up in a single-parent family. The experiences of single parents in other countries are also discussed.
This volume lists numerous resources, among them federal government programs; state statutes concerning child custody and adoption; private and public organizations; a guide to literature, films and videos; and information on the Internet.
Features • Lists numerous resources such as federal government programs, private and public organizations, films and videos, and information on the Internet
Karen L. Kinnear is a professional writer and the author of several books for ABC-CLIO. She received her master's degree in sociology.
Reviews "Books like this one are so helpful and handy for busy reference librarians needing to get students pointed quickly to the effective research paths that the reviewer is sure that it will find a home in many libraries, particulary those serving undergraduates needing social science references. On topics such as this one, there are almost too many information possiblilities and having a book to recommend further reading and Internet sites will be appreciated."—American Reference Books Annual