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Dear colleagues, 


We are happy to announce The triple bind of single-parent families: resources, employment and policies to improve wellbeing


Single parents face a triple bind of inadequate resources, employment, and policies, which in combination further complicate their lives. 

This book - multi-disciplinary and comparative in design - shows evidence from over 40 countries, along with detailed case studies of Sweden, Iceland, Scotland, and the UK. It covers aspects of well-being that include poverty, good quality jobs, the middle class, wealth, health, children’s development and performance in school, and reflects on social justice.  

Leading international scholars challenge our current understanding of what works and draw policy lessons on how to improve the well-being of single parents and their children.


Don't buy our book!

Well, you can. There is a beautiful hardback version available. But you don’t have to. The open access .PDF of the book is free to download, thanks to generous support of Knowledge Unlatched.  


Free download: 

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Yours sincerely,

Rense Nieuwenhuis

Laurie C. Maldonado