Single parent dating after divorce
There are even some that argue that a single parent family is not even really a family.
In American society, where living standard is very high, single moms and single dads are more likely to be poor, not only because they don't have help in the household, but also because they didn't have much money to begin with.
Single-parent adoption or fostering is also sometimes an option for single adults who want to raise a family.
Historically, the death of a partner was a major cause of single parenting.
Single parents in the UK are almost twice as likely to be in low-paid jobs as other workers (39% of working single parents compared with 21% of working people nationally).
This is highlighted in a report published by Gingerbread, funded by Trust for London and Barrow Cadbury Trust.
Single American mothers live in poverty 5 times more often than married parents.
(National Women's Law Center, Poverty & Income Among Women & Families, 2000-2013) The topic is less contentious in Western European countries where all families enjoy more robust state-sponsored social benefits.