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good research well done

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“Single parenthood” is a phenomenon that disproportionately impacts mothers. Single fathers don’t suffer the economic or emotional burdens of raising children nearly as much. This issue needs to be framed in the context of men failing to be providers and protectors and the patriarchy. Without addressing the gender disparity, it’s framed as an issue of “family unity” or “single parenthood.” It’s really an issue of single motherhood from one who was raised by one and has been one for the last 12 years.

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Jan 18Liked by Jeremy Ney

What do the single-parent numbers look like when broken down by race and ethnicity? In terms of cross-country comparisons, are rates of single-parent trending up in other nations?

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Download the data and check out the insights here: https://www.americaninequality.io/single-parent-homes

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Thanks for this. You bring a lot of great stuff together very concisely.

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Perhaps the old fashioned idea of not having kids before marriage is not so stupid after all. The welfare state replaced men as the traditional financial support to their children. Men who commit the kinds of crimes which cause them to be incarcerated may not be the best choice of partners.

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