The statistics don’t lie, as there are over 3 million single parent households in the US, according to the Center for American Progress.
According to data compiled by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), there are roughly 10 million single parents with children under the age of six living in the United States.
That number includes those who have two parents working full-time, those who are married and have children of their own.
The numbers are higher in some states, such as California and New York, where there are more single parents, and those who live in the Northeast, which has a higher percentage of single parents than the rest of the country.
The majority of single parent homes are owned by a married couple, with the largest proportion of them being in the Midwest and South, according the CBPP.
Single parents with a spouse working full time are also much more likely to be in single-parent homes, with roughly 40% of single-parenthood households in this region being owned by one or more couples.
The remaining single parent population is made up of single mothers, children of single fathers, divorced parents, widowed parents, separated parents, single parents and parents with young children.
According to CBPP, single mothers make up the majority of those who do not have a single parent and live in homes that are either shared or are owned or occupied by other families.
The study also found that about half of single mother households are owned, shared or occupied, and about half are owned and shared.
“Single motherhood is a complex, and often difficult, transition,” the report states.
“Some single mothers find themselves in situations where they have to make tough choices about their finances, their children’s education and health, and their families’ well-being.
Others find themselves struggling to find ways to make ends meet, even as they find themselves at a crossroads.”
The CBPP study also points to the fact that single mothers are often more likely than single fathers to live in poverty.
It notes that poverty can affect all levels of the economy, including health care, housing and food.
Many single parents have experienced financial difficulties in the past, such a child growing up without a father, and the lack of financial resources to help support a child who does not have the resources to attend school, the report said.
The report also noted that single parents are more likely, in the short term, to have to pay for child care than married couples, and that single moms are more than twice as likely as married moms to be working.
Source: CBPP – Single Parent Home Ownership and Children, http://www.cbpp.org/assets/documents/single-parent-home-ownership-and-children-single-paternity-parenthood-report-2015-04-03.pdf#axzz2CZqTj8BQxThe article was written by Danielle D’Arcy and originally appeared on Crypto Coins.