One in four children in the United States is being raised by a single parent — a percentage that has been on the rise and is higher than other developed countries, according to a report released Wednesday.
Of the 27 industrialized countries studied by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, the U.S. had 25.8 percent of children being raised by a single parent, compared with an average of 14.9 percent across the other countries.
In the African American community, 72 percent of Black children are raised in a single parent household.
Single parenthood is a social ill. Children from single-mother households are a burden on society. The vast majority of suicides, crimes and mental illnesses can be traced back to this family style.