HC Deb 27 January 1983 vol 35 c509W
Mr. Marlow

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what proportion of unemployed males both have dependent children and are the sole breadwinners in the household.

Mr. Newton

[pursuant to his reply, 23 December 1982, Vol. 34, c. 686]: About 23 per cent. in 1981.


Source: general household survey 1981.

"Unemployed males" for this purpose were defined as males, other than full-time students, who in the week before their participation in the Survey were looking for work, or intending to look for work but prevented by temporary sickness, or waiting to take up a job already obtained.

They were counted as sole breadwinners when all other members of the household were dependent children or were adults who were not working in that week.