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Report: One in Four Children Raised by Single Parent

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One in four children in the US is raised by a single parent, according to a study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

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This percentage has been on the rise. The "U.S. had 25.8 percent of children being raised by a single parent, compared with an average of 14.9 percent across the other countries," says the AP.

Ireland came in second (24.3 percent), followed by New Zealand (23.7 percent). Countries with the lowest percentage of children raised by single parents included: Greece, Spain, Italy and Luxembourg.

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4 comments so far | Post a comment now
Steph April 27, 2011, 10:45 AM

Define single parent raising a child - alone or are they co-parenting. I hate the term “single parent” b/c the vast majority of the time these so called single parents are co-parenting with the other parent.

Krisay April 28, 2011, 5:04 PM

People need to keep there legs closed

WhoCares? April 29, 2011, 9:39 AM

Single Moms: Dumb broads that got knocked up and the guy won’t marry them.

Anita May 2, 2011, 3:46 PM

Single Moms: Should have had an abortion. Herp Derp.

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