In the United States today, there are nearly 13.6 million single parents raising over 21 million children. Single fathers are far less common than single mothers, constituting 16% of single-parent families.
What percentage of families are single-parent?
In 2019, about 4.21 percent of Californian households were single mother households with at least one child. For most single mothers a constant battle persists between finding the time and energy to raise their children and the demands of working to supply an income to house and feed their families.
Can a single-parent raise a successful child?
Children born to mothers with a high-school diploma who earned a high-school diploma ranged from 78.5% for those who were raised by unmarried parents to 87.7% for those raised by married parents, the study found.
What do single moms struggle with most?
In addition to the normal challenges, the single mom has to struggle with issues related to our society, as well as a lack of emotional support. The kids also suffer from emotional support and parental involvement because the mom is busy working and attending to her “new” lives.