In 1950 12 out of every 100 children born entered a broken family; In 1992 58 out of every 100 children born entered into a broken family.

     Children living with a single mother are six times more likely to live in poverty than are children whose parents are married.


The lowest wage earning recipents are headed by single parents, 73%.

Three Quaters of women applying for welfare are single or from disrupted families.  Those in welfare who get married tend to never return.

Cohabitation doubles the rate of divorce.  Cohabitation with someone other than one’s future spouse quadruples the rate of divorce.

Children in stepfamilies or raised by single parents are more-likely to drop out of school.