You can help by adding to it. February Impact on children[ edit ] According to David Blankenhorn ,  Patrick Fagan ,  Mitch Pearlstein  David Popenoe  and Barbara Dafoe Whitehead  , living in a single parent family is strongly correlated with school failure and problems of delinquency, drug use, teenage pregnancies, poverty, and welfare dependency in the United States. Using multilevel modeling, Suet-Ling Pong has shown that a high proportion of American children from single parent families perform poorly on mathematics and reading achievement tests. As a contrast, children in a shared parenting arrangement that live approximately equal amount of times with their divorced mother and father have about the same well-being as children from intact families and better outcomes than children with only one custodial parent. There are even some that argue that a single parent family is not even really a family.
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Parenting in America 1. The American family today Family life is changing. Two-parent households are on the decline in the United States as divorce, remarriage and cohabitation are on the rise. And families are smaller now, both due to the growth of single-parent households and the drop in fertility. Not only are Americans having fewer children, but the circumstances surrounding parenthood have changed. While in the early s babies typically arrived within a marriage , today fully four-in-ten births occur to women who are single or living with a non-marital partner. At the same time that family structures have transformed, so has the role of mothers in the workplace — and in the home.
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