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1 in 4 Children in the U.S. Is Raised by a Single Parent

According to a recent study by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, one in four children is the U.S. is raised by a single parent.

Of the 27 industrialized countries studied, the U.S. had 25.8 percent of children being raised by a single parent, compared with an average of 14.9 percent across the other countries.

When our parents married, there was a sense that you were marrying for life," said Edward Zigler, founder and director of Yale's Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy. "That sense is not as prevalent."


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Do you think of marriage as being for life? Is your attitude any different when kids are in the picture?

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