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2014 Single Parent Surveys and Studies


Single parent research

Seeking single parents to do an online survey about household activities and electricity

RMIT University | 30 September - 13 October 2014

Seeking single parents to do an online survey about household activities and electricity. Two randomly selected households will receive a $500 ColesMyer gift voucher more...


2013 Single Parent Surveys and Studies


Single parent research

Seeking Canberra parents of 0-8yrs children

McGregor Tan Research | 7 December - 10 December 2013

Seeking Canberra parents of children 0-8 years. Earn $80 by attending a Focus Group Discussion on Tuesday 10th December, 2013 in the evening at a city location. The research is about children's lifestyle - the sessions run for 1.5 hours more...

Single parent research

Seeking Newstart Single Parents

Deakin University | 10 November 2013 - TBC

Researchers from Deakin University are looking for low-income single parents who have recently been moved from the Parenting Payment Single to the Newstart Allowance as a result of the change to the welfare system more...




Single parent research

Seeking Tasmanian pregnancy photos

University of Tasmania | September 2013 - December 2013

I am looking for Tasmanian participants (at least 18 years old) who are willing to share their pregnancy photographs as part of a research project that examines social ideas about pregnancy in Tasmania more...




Single parent research

Seeking South Australian single parents

University of South Australia | August 2013 - February 2014

Researching how primary school children living between 2 households (at least 4 nights per fortnight) experience their schooling and how parents and children's teachers manage and respond to these arrangements more...




Single parent research

Seeking Australian single parents

University of Queensland in collaboration with the Welfare Rights Centre Queensland | 24 August 2013 - 20 September 2013

...currently investigating the impact on single parents of losing eligibility for Parenting Payment Single (PPS), since the 1st January, 2013 because their eldest child is over the age of eight (8) years old.(Grandfathered recipients)... more...




Single parent research

Seeking divorced or married Australian women

Australian Catholic University | 22 August 2013 - 21 October August 2013

Seeking divorced or married Australian women for participation in an online research project survey. This research is aimed at gathering information which may help other Australian women who experience difficulty coping with divorce or marital associated stressors more...




Single parent book research

Unsupervised Child Contact in Australia Concerns

18 August 2013 - 19 August 2013

Mothers' Experiences of Raising Concerns for Unsupervised Child Contact in Australia more...




Single parent book research

Seeking single mums

Monash University | 13 June 2013 - 11 December 2013

The purpose of this research study is to examine women's experiences transitioning in and out of the sex industry more...




Single parent book research

Seeking single parents to share their story

Writer and Author - AKBeck | 4 April 2013 - 26 April 2013

Writer and author AKBeck is inviting female and male single parents to contribute to book 1 of her parenting book series more...




Single mum newstart research

Seeking mothers affected by the recent welfare changes

University of Melbourne | 1 April 2013 - 30 June 2013

I am a PhD student at University of Melbourne and my research and thesis are looking at the impacts of the recent welfare changes in Australia on single mums and their kids more...




Have you considered opening an online business survey

Seeking mothers to complete an online business survey

My iStore.com | 29 March 2013 - 29 March 2014

Seeking mothers who have considered opening an online business to complete a 2 minute survey which then gives them a $200 credit towards the creation of it more...




50-50 shared care mothers and fathers survey

Seeking information from mothers who reported child abuse in the Family Court

The National Child Protection Alliance | March 2013

The National Child Protection Alliance is seeking information from mothers who lost residence of their children in the Family Court because they reported child abuse and more...




50-50 shared care mothers and fathers survey

Resilience in Recently Separated Mothers and Fathers

Edith Cowan University | March 2013 - May 2013

...what factors are most useful in assisting mothers to cope with separation and divorce? Knowledge of such factors and constructs that help mothers and subsequently their children through separation and divorce may actually benefit these individuals in a more proactive manner more...




Working mothers survey

Working mothers, burnout and psychological distress

University of Wollongong | November 2012 - March 2013

Are you a single mother in paid employment? How do you balance work and family roles? Is it rewarding or challenging, or both? Researchers at the University of Wollongong are studying the work and family experiences of single mothers in paid, and how meeting these demands impacts on their health. more...



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What does it mean to be a single mum?Of course, the

kids

are the most important thing in a single mum's life. Kids are the focus and always have been. But along with the children, there are other matters that can confuse a single mum's life.

Centrelink

plays a big part of a single mother's life, mainly because this is where a large percentage of single mums get their finances from. Centrelink are the source from where the

single mother pension

, or as it is otherwise known, the single parent payment comes from. The single mother pension is a subsistence amount, but just the same, it is money to live on, and so it is important, no matter if it is called single parent payment, single mother pension or whatever Centrelink welfare classes it at the time

Often, single mums come out of a

divorce

or defacto relationship only to find that their troubles have just begun, and find that their first step leads them towards Family Law - it's time to engage a lawyer.
There are more than just Centrelink finance problems to worry about, as mentioned before, but also

child custody

issues. Child custody is something that hits right at the heart of

single mums

. If a single mother's ex husband or ex partner has been a domestic violence perpetrator, the mum may be greatly worried about child custody. They worry that their kids won't be safe with their spouse, who has already proven to be abusive because they caused

domestic violence

, which resulted in a divorce or separation.

Even so,

Family Court

will often still order a form of child custody named

Shared Parenting

. Shared Parenting is a form of child custody division of time or parental responsibility between the parents. Mother's often look for a good divorce lawyer to try to avoid share parenting with an abusive ex-spouse after divorce, however in many cases Shared Parenting is still the outcome after the divorce, no matter how good the divorce lawyers have been. They will often settle for visitation at a contact centre or access centre where fathers or mothers are supervised during child custody access.

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