Children from single-parent households make up 40% of all children in poverty in Scotland. In the last 10 years there has also been a pronounced increase in the number of children who are part of in-work single-parent households. This research was conducted to learn more about the experiences of low- or no-income single parents entering, staying in and progressing in, the Scottish labour market and to develop solutions with them.
- Investment in specific support for single parents in the labour market.
- Work with employers to create workplace cultures that understand, value and respect single parents.
- Transform and expand eligibility of childcare that allows single parents to access and progress within the labour market.