Economic development news brief: Lone parents in employment in UK has risen

The number of lone parents in employment in the UK has risen to 53 per cent since 1993, according to research published last week. The study conducted for the Department of Work and Pensions says that the chance of a lone parent entering work rose from around 12.5 to 15 per cent between 1993 and 2003, while the chances of a lone parent leaving a job fell from 13 to 9.5 per cent. Lone Parents Cycling Between Work and Benefits is available at www.dwp.gov.uk.

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