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Study: Kids With Single Moms More Likely To Live In Poverty
Statistics are showing that living with single parents has a heavy effect on kids. According to Census figures, nearly half–45 percent– children raised in single-parent households in the U.S. live below the poverty line.
The high levels of poverty are usually the result of single parents having a far more difficult time financially than those with both parents.
The statistics also show that single parenting is most common for African-Americans and Hispanics. About 55 percent of black children and 31 percent of Hispanic children live in households with one parent, compared t0 20 percent of white children and only 13 percent of Asian children.