The Effects of Single Parenthood
Examines the statistics related to single parent families and the effects on the children living in these familial structures.
# 31320 | 900 words | 8 sources | 2002 |
Published on Sep 21, 2003 in Psychology (Child and Adolescent) , Child, Youth Issues (Family Issues) , Child, Youth Issues (Effects of Divorce) , Sociology (General)
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Currently, only 50 percent of children will reside with their biologic parents until their 18th birthday; therefore, many of the children seen by family physicians live in non-nuclear families. Single-parent families now include more than 18 million children and comprise the most common non-nuclear form of family. The majority of all teen pregnancies result in children being born to single parent homes. It is true that single-parent household's do less well than two-parent households in raising children.
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