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White Mothers, Mixed-Parentage Children and Child Welfare

Author: Barn,-Ravinder
Author Background:
Date 4/1/99
Type Journal
Journal Title: British-Journal-of-Social-Work
Volume/Pages 1999, 29, 2, Apr, 269-284.
Subject Matter Multiracial/Biracial
Abstract It is now well documented that the majority of mixed-parentage children who enter the public care system in GB have a white biological mother & a black African Caribbean father. Examined here are some of the underlying factors that increase the vulnerability of such mixed-parentage children. The situation of 134 white single mothers & their children in receipt of social work help & assistance is examined in the context of race, class, gender, & social location, drawing on quantitative & qualitative data from two studies in the East & West Midlands & London, England. 3 Tables, 42 References. Adapted from the source document