Below is a curated list of articles and book chapters on the subject of single-parent families. Single-parent is also a synonym for lone-parent so we would advise looking at our bibliography for lone-parent families too.
Afifi, T.D. and Denes, A. (2012) ‘Divorced and single-parent families: Risk, resiliency, and the role of communication’The Routledge Handbook of Family Communication Taylor and Francis, pp. 145-160.
Azar, D., Naughton, G.A. and Joseph, C.W. (2009) ‘Physical activity and social connectedness in single-parent families’, Leisure Studies, 28(3), pp. 349-358.
Chen, W. (2016) ‘The Role of Grandparents in Single-Parent Families in Taiwan’, Marriage and Family Review, 52(1-2), pp. 41-63.
Cheung, K.C.-. (2015) ‘Child Poverty in Hong Kong Single-Parent Families’, Child Indicators Research, 8(3), pp. 517-536.
de Lange, M., Dronkers, J. and Wolbers, M.H.J. (2014) ‘Single-parent family forms and children’s educational performance in a comparative perspective: Effects of school’s share of single-parent families’, School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 25(3), pp. 329-350.
Dijanic, I. (2016) ‘Growing Up in a Single-Parent Family and Anger in Adulthood’, Journal of Loss and Trauma, 21(4), pp. 259-264.
Fučík, P. (2016) ‘Where are the effects of family structure? The educational level, current partnership, and income level of the Czech adult population socialised in single-parent families’, Sociologicky Casopis, 52(3), pp. 375-402.
Garg, R., Melanson, S. and Levin, E. (2007) ‘Educational aspirations of male and female adolescents from single-parent and two biological parent families: A comparison of influential factors’, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 36(8), pp. 1010-1023.
Greeff, A.P. and Fillis, A.J.-. (2009) ‘Resiliency in poor single-parent families’, Families in Society, 90(3), pp. 279-285.
Harper, S. and Ruicheva, I. (2010) ‘Grandmothers as replacement parents and partners: The role of grandmotherhood in single parent families’, Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 8(3), pp. 219-233.
Harris, H.L. (2013) ‘Counseling Single-Parent Multiracial Families’, The Family Journal, 21(4), pp. 386-395.
Hemovich, V. and Crano, W.D. (2009) ‘Family structure and adolescent drug use: An exploration of single-parent families’, Substance Use and Misuse, 44(14), pp. 2099-2113.
Hernández, R.L., Aranda, B.E. and Ramírez, M.T.G. (2009) ‘Depression and quality of life for women in single-parent and nuclear families’, Spanish Journal of Psychology, 12(1), pp. 171-183.
Hong, Z., Lin, H.-. and Lawrenz, F. (2008) ‘Promoting single-parent family children’s attitudes toward science and science performance through extracurricular science intervention in Taiwan’, International Journal of Science Education, 30(4), pp. 469-493.
Hong, Z., Lin, H.-. and McCarthy Veach, P. (2008) ‘Effects of an extracurricular science intervention on science performance, self-worth, social skills, and sexist attitudes of Taiwanese adolescents from single-parent families’, Sex Roles, 59(7-8), pp. 555-567.
Hornberger, L.B., Zabriskie, R.B. and Freeman, P. (2010) ‘Contributions of family leisure to family functioning among single-parent families’, Leisure Sciences, 32(2), pp. 143-161.
Hsieh, M.O. and Shek, D.T.L. (2008) ‘Personal and family correlates of resilience among adolescents living in single-parent households in Taiwan’, Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 49(3-4), pp. 330-348.
Jacoby, S.F., Tach, L., Guerra, T., Wiebe, D.J. and Richmond, T.S. (2017) ‘The health status and well-being of low-resource, housing-unstable, single-parent families living in violent neighbourhoods in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’, Health and Social Care in the Community, 25(2), pp. 578-589.
Koh, E., Stauss, K., Coustaut, C. and Forrest, C. (2017) ‘Generational Impact of Single-Parent Scholarships: Educational Achievement of Children in Single-Parent Families’, Journal of Family Issues, 38(5), pp. 607-632.
Larossa, R. (2009) ‘Single-parent family discourse in popular magazines and social science journals’, Journal of Marriage and Family, 71(2), pp. 235-239.
Lauster, N. and Easterbrook, A. (2011) ‘No room for new families? A field experiment measuring rental discrimination against same-sex couples and single parents’, Social problems, 58(3), pp. 389-409.
Lee, S.M. and Kushner, J. (2008) ‘Single-parent families: The role of parent’s and child’s gender on academic achievement’, Gender and Education, 20(6), pp. 607-621.
Lee, S.M., Kushner, J. and Cho, S.H. (2007) ‘Effects of Parent’s gender, child’s gender, and parental involvement on the academic achievement of adolescents in single parent families’, Sex Roles, 56(3-4), pp. 149-157.
Leung, C., Leung, S.S.L. and Chan, R. (2013) ‘Child behavior problems and parenting stress in immigrant and single parent families with preschool children’Preschool Children: Education, Language, Social Functioning and Behavioral Issues Nova Science Publishers, Inc., pp. 71-90.
Mahajan, V. and Sharma, D. (2006) ‘Are adolescents at mental health risk in single parent families?’, Indian Journal of Social Work, 67(4), pp. 353-369.
Malczyk, B.R. and Lawson, H.A. (2017) ‘Parental monitoring, the parent-child relationship and children’s academic engagement in mother-headed single-parent families’, Children and Youth Services Review, 73, pp. 274-282.
Maldonado, L.C. and Nieuwenhuis, R. (2015) ‘Family policies and single parent poverty in 18 OECD countries, 1978–2008’, Community, Work and Family, 18(4), pp. 395-415.
Mills, B.F. (2007) ‘Single parent families and the shifting distribution of US family well-being’, Journal of Income Distribution, 16(1), pp. 88-113.
Nestmann, F. and Niepel, G. (2012) ‘Social support in single-parent families: Children as sources of support’Social Networks and Social Support in Childhood and Adolescence Walter de Gruyter GmbH and Co. KG, pp. 323-346.
Öztürk, S. and Boylu, A.A. (2014) ‘Single parent families: Change in leisure consumption’, International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social and Community Studies, 8(2), pp. 73-85.
Pan, E. and Lin, K. (2013) Growing Up in Single-Parent Families: An Illustration from Taiwanese Families. Springer.
Parashak, S.T. (2011) ‘Object relations and attachment theory: Creativity of mother and child in the single parent family’Family Art Therapy: Foundations of Theory and Practice Taylor and Francis, pp. 65-94.
Patterson, J.T. (2015) ‘Moynihan and the single-parent family: The 1965 report and its backlash’, Education Next, 15(2), pp. 6-13.
Peterson, P.E. (2015) ‘Government should subsidize, not tax, marriage: Social policies have influenced the rate of growth in single-parent families’, Education Next, 15(2), pp. 64-68.
Poveda, D., Jociles, M.I. and Rivas, A.M. (2014) ‘Socialization into single-parent-by-choice family life’, Journal of Sociolinguistics, 18(3), pp. 319-344.
Raboteg-Šaric, Z. (2015) ‘Parenting in single-parent families in Croatia’Parenthood and Parenting in Croatia: A Developmental and Socio-cultural Perspective Nova Science Publishers, Inc., pp. 169-199.
Racoceanu, N., Matei, A., Sǎnduleasa, B. and Ghenta, M. (2009) ‘The impact of governmental programs for family protection. Case study on single-parent family’, Revista de Cercetare si Interventie Sociala, 27(1), pp. 29-50.
Sham, F.M. and Yusof, S. (2015) ‘Religiosity of Muslim adolescents from single parent families living in government-subsidised settlement’, Global Journal Al-Thaqafah, 5(2), pp. 31-42.
Steinbach, A., Kuhnt, A. and Knüll, M. (2016) ‘The prevalence of single-parent families and stepfamilies in Europe: can the Hajnal line help us to describe regional patterns?’, History of the Family, 21(4), pp. 578-595.
Summefield, T., Young, L., Harman, J. and Flatau, P. (2010) ‘Child support and Welfare to Work reforms the economic consequences for single-parent families’, Family Matters, 84, pp. 68-78.
Thornton, A. (2009) ‘Framework for interpreting long-term trends in values and beliefs concerning single-parent families’, Journal of Marriage and Family, 71(2), pp. 230-234.
Usdansky, M.L. (2009a) ‘Ambivalent acceptance of single-parent families: A response to comments’, Journal of Marriage and Family, 71(2), pp. 240-246.
Usdansky, M.L. (2009b) ‘A weak embrace: Popular and scholarly depictions of single-parent families, 1900 – 1998’, Journal of Marriage and Family, 71(2), pp. 209-225.
Usdansky, M.L. (2008) ‘The emergence of a social problem: Single-parent families in U.S. popular magazines and social science journals, 1900-1998’, Sociological Inquiry, 78(1), pp. 74-96.
Veček, A., Vidović, V., Miličić, J., Špoljar-Vržina, S., Veček, N. and Arch-Veček, B. (2009) ‘Biological aspects of the development and self-concept in adolescents living in single-parent families’, Collegium antropologicum, 33(3), pp. 873-877.
Walker, J., Crawford, K. and Taylor, F. (2008) ‘Listening to children: Gaining a perspective of the experiences of poverty and social exclusion from children and young people of single-parent families’, Health and Social Care in the Community, 16(4), pp. 429-436.
Williamson, D.L., Skrypnek, B.J. and de Los Santos, N. (2011) ‘Questioning the suitability of traditional self-report family functioning measures for single-parent families with young children’, Marriage and Family Review, 47(6), pp. 397-418.
Woessmann, L. (2015) ‘An international single-parent family: Family structure matters more for U.S. Students’, Education Next, 15(2), pp. 42-49.
Wojtkiewicz, R.A. and Holtzman, M. (2011) ‘Family structure and college graduation: Is the stepparent effect more negative than the single parent effect?’, Sociological Spectrum, 31(4), pp. 498-521.
Zartler, U. (2014) ‘How to deal with moral tales: Constructions and strategies of single-parent families’, Journal of Marriage and Family, 76(3), pp. 604-619.