The Social Problem Of Single Parenting Essay

905 Words Apr 4th, 2016 4 Pages
There are many different social problems that affect families with in the united states. One-parent families have a big impact on many other social problems. “Two of five births in the United States are to single women” (Henslin, 2013). Not to say that women are the only single parent, there are many fathers that also raise children by themselves. According to the US Census Bureau “approximately 82.2 % of custodial parents are mothers, and 17.8 % of custodial parents (approximately 1 in 6) are fathers (Wolf, J., ). The social problem of single parenting is a social problem in which I have experienced. I know first-hand how difficult it is not only financially but also emotionally. There are many reasons that parents become single-parents. To start off we will examine single mothers due to mother making up “82.2% of custodial parents” (Wolf, J., ). There are many reasons that women become single-parents (according to US Census data) is by reasons of divorce or separation which is a total 44.2%. Never been married women make up 36.8% which is also part of the “2 in 5 births in the United States to single women” (Henslin, 2013). Some of the single mother do remarry which only accounts for 18% an lastly 1.1% become single mothers due to the loss of husband because of death. All of these reason can put strain on mothers. In the case of divorce or separation they could have feelings of anger or resentment toward the non-custodial parent. There is also a financial strain of no…

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