Single-parent families in Cyprus

Nicos Peristianis, Katerina Kokkinou

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This article utilises the findings of the research programme "Single-Parent Families in Cyprus (2004-2006)",1 which attempted to map the phenomenon of Greek-Cypriot single-parent families, focusing on the social, psychological and financial dimensions. Four aspects in particular are highlighted: a) the major changes that Greek-Cypriot families have undergone in the past few decades, b) the phenomenon of single parenthood in Cyprus diachronically, c) the main differences between single-parent families, and other families in Cyprus (the comparisons draw on a wider survey of families in Cyprus, which the authors carried out in 2004), and d) the Cypriot state and its welfare policies as regards single-parent families.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-55
Number of pages21
JournalCyprus Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008


  • Families in Cyprus
  • Family roles and responsibilities
  • Single-parent families
  • Support network
  • Welfare system notes


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