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1 in 4 children raised in US by a single parent

MIAMI (AP) - A new report says one in four children in the United States is being raised by a single parent, a percentage is higher than in other developed countries.
Of the 27 industrialized countries studied by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, the U.S. had the highest proportion of children in single-parent households.
Experts point to a variety of factors to explain the high U.S. figure, including a cultural shift toward greater acceptance of single parent child rearing.
The report also found that single parents in the United States were more likely on average to be employed, but noted they also had higher rates of poverty.


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