Children living in mother-only households

Almost half of children in single-mother homes live with never-married mothers

Nearly one in two children in single-mother homes live with mothers who have never been married. Four decades ago, that figure was one in 16, one-seventh of today’s figure.

LIVING ARRANGEMENTS OF CHILDREN LIVING IN MOTHER-ONLY HOUSEHOLDS SINCE 1968

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2011.

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