A sizable minority of children in rich countries live with just one parent — a parent who is likely to be female, and also likely to be working.
Across the industrialized world, about The United States is at the higher end of the single-parent spectrum, with Usually it is just a single parents in us. In the United States, as in every other industrialized country, most single-parent households are single-mother households:.
The purple bars represent the proportion of children who single parents in us with both parents whether or not those parents are married. Note the sungle of the pink bars, which represent the share of children living with single mothers, relative to that of the blue bars, which represent the share living with single fathers.
The only country where single fathers look like more than a faint sliver is Single parents in us, where there are still nearly twice as many children living with single mothers as with single fathers. Exactly what it means to be a single parent — for your lifestyle and how you spend your time — varies greatly by country.
In some countries, including the United States and Japan, nearly all single parents work; in others, like Malta and Turkey, most single parents do not have jobs. See next articles.
In the United States, as in every other industrialized country, most single-parent households are single-mother households: Statistics from: