Over 10,000 children born to unmarried mothers

August 24, 2016

Thanks to a question in parliament, clear information on the number of children born to unmarried mothers each year is now publicly available. While maternity leave will soon be offered equally, these children – numbering over 10,000 – remain disadvantaged by state policy on matters like housing access, inheritance laws and tax reliefs. What are the implications of this for fairness and social mobility?

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