MAINTENANCE – Julien Damon, associate professor at Sciences Po and author of Que sais-je? on Family policies, proposes that the state invest in marriage counselors to prevent separations, “Very expensive” in terms of public policies.
This is the result of an INSEE survey published on Monday, September 13: in France, one in four families is now a single-parent family (23.8%), against 20.3% in 2011 and 16.7% in 1999. These families are “More often poor than other families”, underlines the INSEE report. Eight out of ten cases are mothers living alone with their children. In addition, children from single-parent families are more often in a situation of poverty: in 2018, 41% of minors were below the poverty line.
Julien Damon, associate professor at Sciences Po and author of Que sais-je? on Family policies, returns to these figures, which are notably the result of the increase in separations and divorces. He proposes that the state invest in marriage counselors in order to prevent these separations, “Very expensive” according to him in terms of public policies.
LE FIGARO. – How do we explain the increase in the number of single-parent families in France in recent times?
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