Single-mom stats no surprise but a troublesome trend

Friday, May 31, 2013
 | 
Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

While the nation's largest public policy women's organization sees new findings on mothers and wage earners as profound, the CWA doesn't think they should be a surprise to anyone.

According to the Pew Research Center, mothers are now the top earners in 40 percent of households with children -- an increase from 11 percent in 1960.

While a growing number of these households are families with married mothers who bring in more income than their husbands, most of them are headed by single mothers.

"It's been a long time coming," says Janice Crouse of Concerned Women for America (CWA).

Crouse, Janice (CWA)"Marriage rates are down, and single motherhood is up; Cohabitation is up very dramatically," she tells OneNewsNow.

But the CWA senior fellow is troubled that demographers claim the change is irreversible.

"That's very sobering, because you're looking at a situation that is very risky for children," says Crouse. "And that bodes very ominous trends for the future for children's well-being."

In addition to deeming the change all but irreversible, demographers say it is also likely to bring added attention to child care policies and government safety nets for vulnerable families.

Roughly three in four adults said the increasing number of women working for pay has made it harder for parents to raise children.

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

If accused of praying for your elected government officials, how would you plead?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Police: 8 dead in truck, 20 dire in immigrant smuggling case
Baby Charlie protesters to rally as hospital reports threats
Israel installs new security cameras at Jerusalem holy site
Divided UK, inconclusive election could put brakes on Brexit
Lawmakers herald agreement on sweeping Russia sanctions bill
Trump asserts all agree he has complete power to pardon
Bush, Cuban: Trump dragging down GOP, billionaires
Next Minneapolis police chief has deep community roots

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Americans protest 'very fake news' CNN outside of Atlanta headquarters
Fear rising report may lead to Sessions' pot crackdown
Massive fire engulfs Massachusetts construction site
Timing? Kislyak's assignment in Washington, D.C., ends
GOP, Dems agree on sweeping sanctions bill -- including provision Trump opposed

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
Powerful storms, global warming not connected

With the Atlantic hurricane season beginning tomorrow, forecasters expect another busy season.