The Effects of Single Parent Homes on Children

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The Effects of Single Parent Homes on Children
“In the United States, 22 million children go home to one parent, and 83 percent of those parents are moms” (Ketteringham). More and more children are being raised in single parent homes than ever before. As these statistics increase, it is important to consider how these single parent homes affect children. Often divorce can create financial problems that affect children in the home. The decline in marriage increases the number of single parent homes (
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-Jones 1249). Often the single parent is the mother who has little training in obtaining employment and this affects the children financially. The effects on children from single parent homes are dropping out of high...
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