Their kids are more likely to be criminals or not ecomoically productive due to lack of moral upbringing and positive influences when they were growing up.
Do you think single-parenthood lead to break down of social cohesion?
What Girls Said 1
Stats please! Those are some mighty claims you are making...
I believe that it can contribute negatively to the kids depending on how the split is handled. Kids who are raised in an environment where they are used as pawns in a constant battle between the parents are going to have issues, same with kids who have a parent walk out on them, or kids who witnessed abuse before or after the split. But kids whose parents decided they weren't right for each other and participated as partners in a joint custody relationship or single custody with frequent and respectful visits are probably gonna be just fine.0
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What Guys Said 2
I don't see how "moral upbringing" could be a problem. Why should a single-mom be less capable of doing a good job raising her children than two people? There are many single-moms out there who do an amazing job and there are many parents who raise their children together and do a lousy job.
However, I do think poverty is a big problem for children of single-parents. But that is also partially a systemic problem that could be combatted by the politics and society. For example society should admire and compliment single-parents for their efforts rather than stigmatize them. Employers shouldn't refuse jobs to single-moms just because they're single-moms. And of course we should get rid of the crazy discrimination that a single-mom earns less money for the same job than her male coworkers. On the political level, the government could alleviate the danger of poverty of single-moms and their children by giving them financial benefits to be used specially for the upbringing of the children.0
Yes, I think this is a huge problem. In the US the single mom phenomenon is making its way out of the hood and into the middle class.
Women are then left raising the kids alone and are in poverty a lot of the time. The grandparents of the woman have to pick up the slack from the loser father which hurts them too. The child gets hurt the most.1
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