Every Fourth Child In The U.S. Lives In Mother-Only Households

October 21, 2011 4:56 am

We spotted this today:

“In 2010, 66 percent of children ages 0–17 lived with two married parents, down from 77 percent in 1980.

In 2010, 23 percent of children lived with only their mothers, 3 percent lived with only their fathers, and 4 percent lived with neither of their parents.

In 2010, 75 percent of White, non-Hispanic, 61 percent of Hispanic, and 35 percent of Black children lived with two married parents.

The proportion of Hispanic children living with two married parents decreased from 75 percent in 1980 to 61 percent in 2010.

Due to improved measurement, it is now possible to identify children living with two parents who are not married to each other. Four percent of all children lived with two unmarried parents in 2010.”

Statistics Source: Childstats

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