Essay about Single And Dual Parenting Is Economical

855 Words Jul 3rd, 2015 4 Pages
In the 1950’s the divorce rate was roughly 14%. Since then the divorce rate in the U.S has slowly risen and now it has reached to 50%. There are significantly huge differences between single and dual parenting. One of the biggest differences is economical. Households with children reported an average yearly income of $57,100. Single parent average income is $29, 000. The expenses are more than the income of a single parent. The stress and pressure on raising the children is another difference between single and dual parenting. In a ‘nuclear’ family, parents share the responsibilities of the house and kids. Single parents do not have that option. All of those differences have a great impact on how children are raised and the effect it will have in their life. Divorce is not the only cause of single parenting, there are other many reasons. However, it is one of the biggest causes in the U.S. One of the biggest differences between single and dual parenting is economical. Pew Research center revealed that household with children reported an average income of $57, 100. Whereas a single parent average income of $29,000. These statistics show that single parents are more likely to financial hardship than families with two parents contributing an income. The lack of income does have an effect on the children. Whether we notice it or not, money is important in a household. It helps to provide food, shelter, clothing, and an education. Children living with a single…

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