One of the most alarming social trends in the past 40 years is the increasing educational disadvantage of children raised in low-income families.
If you are NOT one of these people, you need to read this anyway. These days most people accept divorce as a way of life, completely unaware of the damage they are doing to their children. Tell your friends, acquaintances and co-workers to read these shocking statistics about divorce and children.
Children and Divorce Statistics 1. Among the millions of children who have seen their parents divorce, one of every 10 will also live through three or more parental marriage breakups.
The Abolition of Marriage, Gallagher 3. Forty percent of children growing up in America today are being raised without their fathers. Of all children born to married parents this year, fifty percent will experience the divorce of their parents before they reach their 18th birthday.
Teenagers in single-parent families and in blended families are three times more likely to need psychological help within a given year. Compared to children from homes disrupted by death, children from divorced homes have more psychological problems.
Children of divorce are at a greater risk to experience injury, asthma, headaches and speech defects than children whose parents have remained married.
Following divorce, children are fifty percent more likely to develop health problems than two parent families. Children living with both biological parents are 20 to 35 percent more physically healthy than children from broken homes.
Most victims of child molestation come from single-parent households or are the children of drug ring members. A Child in a female-headed home is 10 times more likely to be beaten or murdered. Seventy percent of long-term prison inmates grew up in broken homes. Children of divorce are four times more likely to report problems with peers and friends than children whose parents have kept their marriages intact.
Journal of Early Adolescence Children of divorce, particularly boys, tend to be more aggressive toward others than those children whose parents did not divorce.
People who come from broken homes are almost twice as likely to attempt suicide than those who do not come from broken homes.
Children of divorced parents are roughly two times more likely to drop out of high school than their peers who benefit from living with parents who did not divorce.Open Access Initiative is committed to make genuine and reliable contributions to the scientific community without restricting the access of published content.
Fretting about single-parent families was now not only racist but also sexist, an effort to deny women their independence, their sexuality, or both. As for the poverty of single mothers, that was simply more proof of patriarchal oppression. With the available data, it is impossible to determine whether the relative lack of books in single-parent homes mostly reflects a preexisting feature of the families or whether it is (at least partly) an outcome of the family structure.
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History. According to data extracted from U.S. Census manuscripts, compared to White women, Black women were more likely to become teenage mothers, stay single and have marriage instability, and were thus much more likely to live in female-headed single-parent homes.
The percentage of single-parent families has tripled in the past 50 years and has continued to be larger among Latino and African American families when compared to the general population (US Census, ).
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