A study released this week by the Pew Research Center shows more children in the U.S. are being raised by one parent.
Twenty-six percent of children now live with single parents compared to 9 percent in 1960. About 7 percent of children live with two parents who are not married.
According to the study, this “relates to increases in divorce, as well as higher shares of births occurring outside of marriage.” Five percent of births occurred to single women in 1960 compared to 40 percent today.
Other findings include:
- 3/10 mothers stay at home full-time; About 7 percent of fathers stay at home full-time
- About 24 percent of Asian children, 18 percent of Hispanic children, 15 percent of white children, 4 percent of black children live with a stay-at-home mom and working dad
- Family arrangements are linked to economic outcome
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