25 percent of American children raised by single parent- No more "only one true love"!

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Share of birth to unmarried women in the US has risen from 5% in 1960 to 41% in 2008, according to a survey by Pew Research Center.  When 72% of all adults in America were married in 1960, only one-in-two were in 2008.  Cohabitation has also become a lifestyle of choice, as rate of wedlock has declined sharply over time.

According to Pew Research: "Marriage, while declining among all groups, remains the norm for adults with a college education and good income but is now markedly less prevalent among those on the lower rungs of the socio-economic ladder."

Interestingly, when asked if they agree that there is "only one true love" for every person, fewer than 28% survey respondents say, I do!

The survey finds that the young are much more inclined than their elders to view cohabitation without marriage and other new family forms, such as same-sex marriage and interracial marriage, in a positive light.

Though this is a technology blog, I thought this news item will be of interest to the readers of this blog.

 

Source: PewResearch.org 

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Orphaning the society

Increase in the number of single parent children is not likely to be good for the society in the long run.