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lone mother/father/parent etc

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlone mother/father/parent etclone mother/father/parent etcBritish EnglishONLY someone who looks after their children on their own syn single a lone-parent family lone
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lone mother/father/parent etcOne Parent Benefit is paid to 75% of lone parents.We can treat lone parents as poor people, needing means-tested social assistance of some sort - as we do now.Two thirds of lone parent families depend mainly on social security benefits, compared with one in eight two parent families.Sheila is a lone parent with two children, aged 13 and 15.More than half of lone parents with two or more children had incomes below their absolute poverty level at £227 a week.
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