Using child maintenance as a tool to enhance the circumstances, outcomes and wellbeing of lone mothers and children.
Institute for Social Policy, Housing and Equalities Research
Dr M Treanor, Prof G Bramley
30 June 2019
PhD Research Project
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When lone-mothers receive child maintenance the risk of poverty reduces and the poverty gap closes by 30% in the UK. Child maintenance is where a non-resident parent regularly gives money to the parent with whom the child lives most of the time as a contribution towards the costs of raising a child.