Wednesday, January 20, 2010

US Census Brief: Children of Single Parents, How They Fare

More than 25% of America's children live with one parent.

Never-married parents are significantly younger than divorced parents and tend to have fewer levels of school completed and significantly lower levels of income.

Of the children living with a never-married parent less than two thirds of those parents have completed high school.

In 1995 78% of children living with never-married parents lived in rental homes.

69% of children living with never-married mothers live below the poverty line.

There are 7.4 million children living with single moms who do not have jobs.

Children living with never-married mothers were twice as likely 59% to have unemployed mothers.

Of the 19 million children of single parents....ONLY 0.6% of the never-married mothers have an income greater than $40,000 annually.

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