Pew Center: Single Fathers Nine Times More Prominent Than 1960

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July 7, 2013 ‐ By Liz Burr
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From Black Enterprise

Single fathers may be younger, poorer and less educated than married ones, but they raise eight percent of households with children — that’s nine times higher than the same amount of single-father homes in 1960.

Those numbers are according to Pew Research Center’s analysis of Decennial Census and American Community Survey.

“The number of single father households has increased about ninefold since 1960, from less than 300,000 to more than 2.6 million in 2011,” Pew’s Center for Social and Demographic Trends said in a report.

For more about this Pew Center Report, click through to Black Enterprise.

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