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Single Parent Surveys and Studies

Seeking Single mums

who work in the sex industry

Compensation of $75 for your time is available

Monash University | Fairleigh Gilmour
Study open period: 13 June 2013 - 11 December 2013

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Single mums who work in the sex industry

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

Participation in this study involves a 1 to 2 hour interview in which your opinions and thoughts will be sought on the topics of working in the sex industry, leaving the sex industry, past work experiences and future plans.

Compensation of $75 for your time is available.

You are eligible to participate in this research study if you:

  • Are at least 18 years old and a woman;
  • Have ever worked in the sex industry (including currently working in the industry) and
  • Have ever ceased working in the industry for any period or have plans to stop working in the industry at some point
  • Your main work in the sex industry was not street-based sex work

If you meet these criteria and would like more information, please access the website at

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


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.


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


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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