14th November 2005
BID TO END POVERTY FOR SINGLE PARENT FAMILIES
lecturers at the
Crawford and Janet Walker submitted their bid to the European Commission in
partnership with colleagues from the
two-year project entitled ‘Integrating Children’s Perspectives in Policymaking
to Combat Poverty and Social Exclusion Experience by Single Parent Families: A Transnational Comparative Approach’, will compare
children’s experiences in the
Karin Crawford explained how the partnership will address social exclusion and poverty as it relates to single parent families and their children in particular.
“There is a rising number of single parent families and children throughout the EU,” said Karin. “Our study on the children of single parent families seeks to rectify a long-standing gap in our knowledge and understanding of the social problems they face. In particular we know little, if anything, about how the children experience and understand their lives as members of these families.”
The research will provide a tool to establish the knowledge base on this issue and to develop appropriate policies.
As well as providing a voice for children in single parent families the project will increase the knowledge and understanding of public agencies.
to Janet Walker the success of the bid is very significant for the
just one example of the commitment to developing the research and learning
agenda within the
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Kate Strawson, Assistant Press Officer
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