A life of crime also has a lower chance to happen for a child when the parents are making enough of an income to support the child’s needs. The parents’ having a higher income also tends to produce a healthier child throughout the child’s life. A child usually looks to their parents as a role model while growing up, if the parents are successful and well educated, the child will most likely want to grow up to be successful and well educated, leading to more positive values. In most cases with a single parent, they tend to have a less of an education than a married couple would. Even when the single parent is compared to a married couple with the same level of education, the single parent seems to make poorer choices.
Researches claim that children in single parent homes do not do well in school, and they have mental health issues. David Batty wrote an article claiming that children who were raised in a single-parent home were twice more likely to develop mental health problems than those children who were raised with married parents. An article written by Mark Bara said a studied showed: A large majority of studies reviewed show that children from single-parent (SP) homes score lower on tests of cognitive functioning and standardized tests, receive lower GPAs, and complete fewer years of school when compared to children from two -parent (TP) homes. Studies that have mainly addressed single-parent families from birth have usually been on families in which the parents were young, uneducated, and poor. That is not always the case.
In addition, parental marital status influences teenage pregnancy for female adolescents in South–South Africa; those raised with intact families had a lower teenage pregnancy rate, than those raised in single parent homes (Ugoji, 2011). Spain experienced a 76.05% increase in single parent households since 2009 (Navarro-Galera et al., 2013). As a result of this increase, single-parent families are economically disadvantaged and continue... ... middle of paper ... ...that those raised in a single parent household, unmarried household, or cohabiting household, for example, have negative correlations with child behavioral wellbeing and increased infant death rate (Ryan, 2012). Overall, divorce has negative consequences not only for spouses, but children and society at large. Children’s academic success and choices are also influenced by parental marital status.
Small families are better than big families in the way that parents’ financial concerns are minimalized and they can spend more time with their children. In addition, sibling rivalry is less likely to happen. These are just some of the things why small families are better than big families. In small families, parents’ financial concerns are minimalized.
“Second, teen childbearing is very costly. A 1997 study by Rebecca Maynard of Mathematica Policy Research in Princeton, New Jersey, found that, after controlling for differences between teen mothers and mothers aged 20 or 21 when they had their first child, teen childbearing costs taxpayers more than $7 billion a year or $3,200 a year for each teenage birth, conservatively estimated”. It is found that only two-thirds of children born to teen mothers graduate. “Children of teen mothers are more likely than mothers who gave birth at age 20-21 to drop out of high school. In fact, only about two-thirds of children born to teen mothers earned a high school diploma compared to 81 percent of children of later
Whether the children are growing up in a single parent home or a home with both parents, either way they have came out to be a success. Strong single parents have the ability to play the role of the mother and father. When parents are able to teach and show children the things that need to be known while coming up, it doesn’t make a difference on the structure of the family. Although, it is not a choice that’s intentionally made by most single parents, people should know that it has its rewards at the end. There are different reasons why people become single parents.
In the study they also founded that in same sex families activities between the parents and the were more evenly split while in the contrary in opposite sex families they kid activities were separated by the typical gender roles.the only disadvantage was the discrimination that some people might have on them for their parents.As we Moving on to single parents which is more common now,cause splits plus some are just more likely to be on their own because they choose to be. Today in our country, around 30 percent of all families with children are by a single parent. Single family kids might have more difficulty but they learn from the beggining and in a lot of times become more responsible than their 2 parent counterparts. Many children in this situation do very well as to the u.s president Barack Obama for instance, he grew up In a single parent household and it didn't keep him from reaching the highest office in the nat... ... middle of paper ... ...n is getting smaller. Single moms happiness levels have increased while duo parenting women have reported lower happiness levels, describes co-author Homa Zarghamee, an assistant professor of economics at Barnard College.
More than half of all children worldwide spend at least a period of their childhood in a single parent led environment (Hernandez 1988), and often custody of the child belongs to the mother (Bumpass & Raley 1995). Researchers often promote that children raised in single parent families tend to be worse off than those in two parent families, they promote that there is a degree of dysfunction within these households that sees the children being treated in a manner that disrupts their emotional and cognitive development. This research, though widely supported (there is a large degree of research that supports the hypothesis that single parent families have negative effects on the outcome of children) has been shown to overlook the variability within families characterized as “single parent families” (Richards and Schmiege, 1993). This lack of focus on the variability sees the results found being unjustly generalized. The essay aims to tackle this issue by looking at a number of different studies and weighi... ... middle of paper ... ...mc/articles/PMC3074431/#!po=1.61290> 18.
Some children may be less fortunate in a two-parent household because only the father or mother is working. Single-parent homes have much stress with one person taken care of multiple children. “Households with two parents tend to have more money and some less tangible benefits, including less stress, more involvement from grandparents and less unexpected change”(Leonhardt). Children growing up in a two-parent home will grow older not knowing how to manage their household because everything done for them. Unlike children growing up in a single-parent home, more than likely being raised by their mother will be easier to them from their experience.
“Today 41% of all births were to unmarried women.”(Hymowitz). Single parent families have a detrimental effect on the psychological development of children because single parent families lack financial stability and quality parenting, in addition to lacking a stress free environment. According to the 2012 Census Bureau report, in 2012 the average household family income was around $51,017 dollars a year. The income is nearly split in half for the income of a single parent. Single parents are often financially unstable, decreasing opportunity and lifestyle quality for their children.