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Term: Lone Parent

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2012-11-05


A family in which there is only one parent. Also known as single parent. In Heaman et al. (2012), it is derived from the Families First Screen and refers to a mother who identifies herself as the sole primary care giver for the child (includes unmarried, separated, widowed, divorced, common-law relationship of less than one year).

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  • Heaman M, Kingston D, Helewa M, Brownell M, Derksen S, Bogdanovic B, McGowan K, Bailly A. Perinatal Services and Outcomes in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012. [Report] [Summary] [Updates and Errata] (View)

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