The first is that something must be done immediately to reduce the economic insecurity of children in single-parent families. But what exactly are the consequences -- how large and concentrated among what groups? They can leave bad marriages and they can afford to bear and raise children on their own.
The Clinton welfare reform proposal requires mothers on welfare to seek employment after their child is one year old and sooner in some casesand it offers them extensive services to find and keep a job.
Not exactly the personal character flaws attributed to the moms! Children born to unmarried parents are slightly more likely to drop out of school and become teen mothers than children born to married parents who divorce.
In our study, we found that family disruption has the most harmful effects among Hispanics and least among blacks.
Under a reformed system, the benefits would go to individuals, and both parents in a two-parent family would be eligible for a subsidy if their earnings were very low. Students whose parents separated between the sophomore and senior years reported a loss of involvement and supervision compared to students whose parents stayed together.
Enforcing child support will not only increase the income of single mothers but also sends a strong message to men that if they father a child they become responsible for supporting that child for at least 18 years.
Remarriage is another instance where the conventional wisdom is wrong. That sounded to some, as one reader put it, like "tacit encouragement of single-parent over two-parent homes. Does public support for single mothers inadvertently increase the number of women who get divorced or choose to have a baby on their own?
Making nonresident fathers eligible for the EITC would require restructuring the program. Attitudes toward individual freedom also changed during the s.
Health care and child care are two areas in which poor two-parent families receive less government help than well-off two-parent families and impoverished single-parent families.
Nevertheless, it is clear that parental breakup reduces children's access to important economic, parental, and community resources. There are worse things than not having a father.
Sincedivorce and single parenthood have grown among women with a college education, who are not likely to be motivated by the promise of a welfare check. And what those 18 million children need most is support for their mothers: Found this article helpful?
In arming myself against disapproval, I'd hurt and embarrassed my daughters.Single Parenting has been viewed in the past as deviant, but over the years it has become more socially acceptable. Today society views single parenting less supportive than having 2 parent families.
Single parents, specifically single moms of color, are framed as a social problem. It’s an old and resurgent narrative. Take for example, the recent uptick among legislators, pundits and scholars in framing “single mom households” as the main cause of poverty and stagnant intergenerational mobility.
Feb 24, · For Single Mothers, Stigma Difficult To Shake There are still nuclear families in America, but there are also unmarried parents, gay parents, families without children, and single parents. Discrimination against single parents has vast implications for their children Bella DePaulo New data reveals that record numbers of babies are being born to cohabitating parents.
As a Pew survey found, almost twice as many single moms are living in poverty than are single dads: 24% of single dads versus 43% of single moms. Nov 30, · Single mother, I realized, was not just a descriptor, but a license for strangers to criticize my children, my prospects, my morals.
There's no question that single-mother families struggle in ways that two-parent families don't.Download