mortality among lone mothers
Last reviewed 01/2018
Health is known to be promoted by:
- increased socioeconomic status
- marital status
Lone mothers studied in Sweden have a higher than average dependency on state subsidy and have disrupted home lives.
This study investigated mortality among lone mothers compared to mothers with partners.
- Weitoft, GR, Haglund, B, Rosen, M. (2000). Mortality among lone mothers in Sweden: a population study. Lancet, 355, 1215-19.