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SINGLEPARENT FAMILIES
The percentage of single parent families has more than tripled since the 1970's and about
25% of all families with dependent children are singleparent families and about 90% of them
are headed by women
One child in five now lives with a lone parent

In the past singleparent…

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Many children from singleparent families do well educationally and take up professions jobs,
and many singleparent families raise their children well and they do not become delinquents

Many women do not choose to be single parent families and as pointed out by Robert
Chester many singleparent families come from nuclear…

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