The Relative Prosperity of French One-parent Families
One-parent families appear to be better off in France than in Britain, both absolutely and relatively. The first is, of course, to be expected, given the generally poorer living standards of the British compared at least with the original six members of the European Community. The French may be on average some 50 per cent better off, according to Gross National Product per head. The relative prosperity may be more interesting, given that in other respects French income may be less equally divided than the British (CERC, 1979), despite ragged recent moves towards greater equality (Kessler and Masson, 1985).
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