Single Parent Homes Essay

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Outcome of Children in Single Parent Homes
There are 318.9 million people in the United States of America according to the United States Census Bureau. 13.7 million of the 318.9 million individuals are considered single parents, they are responsible for raising 22 million children today (wolf). A single parent is described as an individual who brings up a child or children without a partner. The fact that 22 million of today’s children are being raised by single parents is a statistic that gives a positive view on the amount of success of single parents, but just because the children are growing up doesn’t mean they are growing up the right way.
When children grow up in single parent homes multiple aspects of their lives are affected. Due
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Single parenting is caused by multiple things such as divorce, adoption, and widowed. Divorce rate in today’s society is at an all-time high. Due to this children are forced to live in single parent homes. The normal thought of a family is thought to be two parents’ two children and an animal of some sort and that is no longer the case. Children who ae raised in single parent homes are said to have harder lives than those of whom grow up in two parent households. Even though not all people who grow up in single parent homes grow up with hardships, children that grow up in single parent homes have more problems than other children because mental problems are said to increase when living in single parent homes and children in single parent homes don’t get the same education as children in two parent homes. The divorce rate in America is incredibly high, The number may seem low but considering the marriage rate is only 2,118,000 couples in the United States the number is high (Reasons,2015). When individuals divorce within the first five to seven years it is said to be because of high conflict inside of the home. The relationships that last longer than that have a completely opposite reasoning behind their separation. Those parents whom are together for about ten or twelve years grow apart due to a loss of intimacy or a new found lack of a connection. (Reasons). …show more content…
Most jobs in today’s society require some sort of college degree. When students drop out of high school the only other option they have to compete with college students is a GED. Some people may give the argument that high school drop outs can apply for the same jobs that college applicants apply for no problem, which is true, but they will not be seen the same. A GED is seen as simply an equivalent to a high school diploma which is not an extension of a student’s education, but a less decorated high school diploma. “The average dropout can expect to earn an annual income of $20,241, according to the U.S. Census Bureau (PDF). That’s a full $10,386 less than the typical high school graduate, and $36,424 less than someone with a bachelor’s degree.”(Breslow,

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