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Nicos Peristianis Katerina Kokkinou

Abstract

This article utilises the findings of the research programme “Single-Parent Families in Cyprus (2004-2006)”,1 which attempted to map the phenomenon of Greek-Cypriot single-parent families, focusing on the social, psychological and financial dimensions. Four aspects in particular are highlighted: a) the major changes that Greek-Cypriot families have undergone in the past few decades, b) the phenomenon of single parenthood in Cyprus diachronically, c) the main differences between single-parent families, and other families in Cyprus (the comparisons draw on a wider survey of families in Cyprus, which the authors carried out in 2004), and d) the Cypriot state and its welfare policies as regards single-parent families.

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Keywords

single-parent families, families in Cyprus, support network, family roles and responsibilities, welfare system

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