Gingerbread report: ‘Single parents in the age of austerity’

Paying the Price. Single parents in the age of austerity (PDF) by Sumi Rabindrakumar was published by Gingerbread in December 2013.

This report is the first from Gingerbread’s Paying the Price project, which runs until June 2015. The project will examine single parents’ experiences of the ‘age of austerity’, and the combined impact of a weak economy, public spending cuts and welfare reform on their families.

The theme of this report is managing family finances, which looks at how single parents’ household budgets have been affected by austerity to date.

The findings will also serve as a baseline to track the impact of austerity on single parents over the course of the project.