Must-Know Single Parents Statistics [Latest Report]

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"As of 2021, 23% of US children live with a single parent."

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"Only 50% of single parents in the UK are in full-time work."

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"In Canada, over 1 million children, or 19.2%, live in a single-parent family."

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"In Australia, 16% of single parents were male."

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"In the USA, single mothers earn only 58.9% as much as their married counterparts."

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"In Germany, almost every fifth child under 18 years lives with only one parent."

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"In Sweden, the percentage of single parent households is 20%."

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"In Ireland, 81.8% of single parents with children aged under 20 were female."

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"In Japan, the poverty rate of children of single-parent families is 56.7%."

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"In the United States, the number of children living in single-parent homes has nearly doubled since 1960."

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"In the UK, single parents tend to be younger than the average parent; 63% of single parents are aged under 40."

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"In South Africa, single mothers head 62% of single-parent households."

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"Single parents in the US complete fewer years of education, with 16% having less than a high school education."

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"In New Zealand, nearly 30% of children live in single-parent households."

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