Child Well-Being and Lone Parenthood Across the OECD

  • Simon Chapple
Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 49)


This chapter uses a simple meta-analysis to assess the impact of being in a lone parent family on a variety of dimensions of child well-being, drawing on a wide cross-country, cross-OECD sample of effect sizes. It considers how effect sizes vary by country, estimation method, type of data, outcome, age and sex. It uses this information to draw out some general policy conclusions regarding lone parent family structures arising out of a rapidly developing body of work.


Family Structure OECD Country Parental Divorce Parental Separation Intact Family 
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I am very grateful to Professor Maria Bacikova-Sleskova for undertaking a special run of her Slovak data set for this study on request (Sleskova et al. 2006). I also thank my colleagues Mark Pearson and Willem Adema for their useful comments. The usual disclaimers apply.


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