Single Parent Families

Trends of Single Parent Families

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  • Rate tripled since 1971
  • 1 in 4 of all families in 2004
  • Majority headed by women
  • More likely to live in poverty
  • Never married single parent families account for less than half of lone parents
  • 23% of children live in lone parent families compared to the 7% in 1972
  • Less 1/3 of families do not recieve maintenance from an absent father
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Charlotte Todd


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