Q:

How many fatherless children are there in the United States?

A:

Quick Answer

U.S. Census Bureau data from 2011 revealed that about one-third of all children in the United States lived in homes without their biological fathers. The highest percentage was in the African-American population, where the data showed that 51 percent of children lived in a home without married parents.

 Know More

Full Answer

The trend of fatherless homes has escalated since the 1960s. The percentage of children living in fatherless homes has more than doubled across all major ethnic groups since that point. One primary driver of this increase is an increase in babies born out of wedlock, meaning that the parents never lived together or were not in a formally committed relationship prior to the birth.

Learn more about Parenting

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What states are in the Northeast region of the United States?

    A:

    The nine states the U.S. Census Bureau designates as the Northeast region are Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. The states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont are considered part of New England, while New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania are Mid-Atlantic states.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is a time sampling observation?

    A:

    A time sampling observation is a data collection method that records the number of times a specific behavior was noticed within a set period of time. It has many applications and is a common research method within the fields of education and psychology.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is a parenting plan template?

    A:

    A parenting plan template is a document that parents undergoing a divorce or separation use to determine the role each are to play in the custody and care of their children. This document is also known as a custody agreement.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are to deal with an adult daughter's hatred toward a parent?

    A:

    Adult children, including adult daughters, often find fault with their parents, however, the ways to deal with this problem vary depending on the situation but can include listening, respect, conversations and learning how to talk to one's adult child. For adult children who are resistant to reconciliation, struggle from mental illness or substance abuse or who are immature may not be able to reconcile with a parent. If the parent still wants reconciliation, he or she will need to respect their child's decision and wait until the child is ready.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore