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CSJ - Lone parents tally heads for two million as numbers rise 20,000 a year, says CSJ report

Lone parent families are increasing at a rate of more than 20,000 a year and will total more than two million by the time of the next election, according to a major new report accusing the Government of turning a blind eye to its commitment to promote family stability.

The report, to be published in full this week (w/c 10th June), also finds that at least one million children are growing up without a father and that some of the poorest parts of the country have become “men deserts” because so few primary schools have male teachers.

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