January 24, 2006

PILING UP PATHOLOGIES:

Number of one-parent families up by 24% (JAMES KIRKUP, 1/24/06, The Scotsman)

THE number of one-parent families in Scotland has risen by a quarter since Labour came to power, official figures show.

The fresh evidence of family break-up comes as Tony Blair unveils his attempt to reform the welfare system - a system critics say has encouraged the growth of single-parent families.

According to official data obtained by The Scotsman, there are now 174,000 single-parent families in Scotland, up from 140,000 in 1997. And families in Scotland are disintegrating faster than those in other parts of Britain: Scotland's 24 per cent rise outstrips the UK-wide increase of 17 per cent.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 24, 2006 9:31 AM
Comments

So, how easy is it to move to Canada?

Posted by: Ali Choudhury at January 24, 2006 11:04 AM

Happy almost Burns' Day.

Hope everyone has slaughtered their haggis in preparation for the feast.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at January 24, 2006 11:28 AM

Scottish history; A trip to hell in a handbasket.

Posted by: Genecis at January 24, 2006 12:02 PM

"... since Labour came to power" about says it all right there.

Posted by: jd watson [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 24, 2006 5:18 PM
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