Gian Luca Battilocchi

Processes of Impoverishment and Weakness of Social Ties: Living Conditions of Lone-parent Families

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Keywords: Lone-parent families, Poverty, Social vulnerability, Primary social networks, Social support.

This article presents the main results of a field research carried out in the province of Piacenza about lone-parent families and their real living conditions. The collection and analysis of locally relevant statistical data together with a series of semi-structured interviews with lone parents have provided valuable descriptive elements about the living conditions of lone-parent families with specific reference to the peculiar characteristics of «social support» networks. Finally, recommendations are given for policies and strategies of social work.

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