Term: Single Parent (formerly Lone Parent)

Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2024-03-12


concept/Social Determinants of Health-SDOH-Digital Library-Image.jpg Refers to the parent of a family in which there is only one parent. Also known as lone 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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