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Single Mothers and Education
An exploration of the role of education in helping single mothers in society.
# 124825 | 2,000 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Education (Adult Education) , Women Studies (General)

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The purpose of this paper is to explore the extent to which education can help single mothers through the various challenges and difficulties they face. The first section of the paper discusses societal attitudes toward single mothers and the effects of these attitudes on single mothers' educational progress. The second section discusses the basic and general help education can and does provide to single mothers. The difficulties associated with getting an education and taking care of a family are examined in the third section of the paper. The final two sections examine both the advantages and disadvantages of motherhood in relation to education and the opportunities that are afforded to educated single mothers.

From the Paper:

"The Health of Children Institute (HCI) defines single-parent families as households headed by one parent who is widowed or divorced or who has never been married with at least one child in the household who is under ...years of age. Families in which the parent has remarried and the children are now living with the parent and the married partner are not considered single-parent households. The HCI further notes that; "One out of every two children in the United...""

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