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Faculty of Social Work professor, Sid Frankel

Globe and Mail: On their own

March 21, 2024 — 

One reason why single parents haven’t been more of a priority for politicians and policy-makers could be owing to the stigma that has historically surrounded them, one created from seeing them as regrettable deviations from the norm of the nuclear family.

“There is a kind of cultural bias that we often have when we think of single parents,” says Sid Frankel, an associate professor of social work at the University of Manitoba, and a committee member of Campaign2000. “There’s a kind of disdain that these are not necessarily deserving families.”

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