Lone mothers are at excess risk of poor pregnancy outcomes in Northern Ireland and elsewhere. The majority live in deprived areas, and a large proportion are teenage mothers. The aim of this project is to explore the socioeconomic and household characteristics of women who were “lone mothers” at the time of birth of their children. The objectives are:
Our population will be babies of less than one year at the time of the 2001 Census, in three groups: babies, mothers and fathers who are NILS members. In addition, NILS member mothers and fathers of babies in the year following the census will be included.
Casson, K., Dolk, H., Gray, A-M. and Gardner, E. (2011) ‘An exploratory analysis of the socio-demographic characteristics of married versus unmarried mothers‘ – presented at the Northern Ireland longitudinal Study Research Forum seminar session’ Attesting to the potential of the NILS: A series of presentations based on the projects jointly funded by the ESRCA and the R&D Office’, NISRA, 11th March 2011