Thursday, December 27, 2012

One in 3 US kids live without a father, 2010, 2011

12/25/12, "Fathers disappear from households across America," Washington Times, Luke Rosiak, "Big increase in single mothers"

"In every state, the portion of families where children have two parents, rather than one, has dropped significantly over the past decade. Even as the country added 160,000 families with children, the number of two-parent households decreased by 1.2 million. Fifteen million U.S. children, or 1 in 3, live without a father, and nearly 5 million live without a mother. In 1960, just 11 percent of American children lived in homes without fathers....

The spiral continues each year. Married couples with children have an average income of $80,000, compared with $24,000 for single mothers.

We have one class that thinks marriage and fatherhood is important, and another which doesn’t, and it’s causing that gap, income inequality, to get wider,” Mr. DiCaro said."...

Sources: 2010 US Census, 2011 American Community Survey


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