Sunday, February 13, 2005


Did Myers Have a Point?

It has been revealed that Ireland has the highest number of single mothers in Western Europe.

The Conference on Women and the Labour Market in Europe compared data from 14 countries and found that the UK and Ireland have the highest number of single mothers aged between 18 and 35.
The survey also revealed that Ireland has the most generous social welfare payments for single-parent families and the report's author concluded that there was a direct link between the level of social welfare and the incidence of single parenthood.

I did not cover the furore over Kevin Myers and his "bastards" article although Richard Delevan covered it extensively.I personally did not approve of Myer's article,but did he have a point?
This survey does give his views more credibility,I have to say.


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