Too many children growing up in dysfunctional single parent households


When LBJ’s “War on Poverty” began, less than 10 percent of all U.S. children were growing up in single parent households.

Today, that number has grown to 33 percent.

In 1950, less than 5 percent of all babies in America were born to unmarried parents.

Today, that number is over 40 percent.

The poverty rate for households that are led by a married couple is 6.8 percent.

For households that are led by a female single parent, the poverty rate is 37.1 percent.