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Single Parent Families
A discussion about whether single-parent families can do the job of dual-parent families.
# 45639 | 958 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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This paper asks whether or not single parenting is just as successful and beneficial to the parent and the children as dual-parent families. The position taken in this paper is that, without question, a single-parent environment in a home can be , and often is, absolutely as successful as a two-parent family.

From the Paper:

"It's not nearly as rare to be a single parent raising a family in 2003 as it was ten years ago, but it may be just as demanding, and even more challenging financially, since the economy is sputtering along on two " instead of six " cylinders. And there certainly are more single parent families than there were ten years ago, according to the 2000 Census. The number of households headed by a "single mother" has jumped 25% since 1990 (Scelfo, et al, 2001); today, 7.5 million households are run by single moms. And the number of single fathers has risen dramatically, as well: there now are single dads in 2 million-plus homes. Quickly doing the math that adds up to nearly 10 million single parent families. Is that good? Is it bad? "

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