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Single American mothers live in poverty 5 times more often than married parents.
(National Women's Law Center, Poverty & Income Among Women & Families, 2000-2013) The topic is less contentious in Western European countries where all families enjoy more robust state-sponsored social benefits.
Historically, the death of a partner was a major cause of single parenting.
Single parenthood has been common historically due to parental mortality rate (due to disease, wars and maternal mortality).
Historical estimates indicate that in French, English, or Spanish villages in the 17th and 18th centuries at least one-third of children lost one of their parents during childhood; in 19th-century Milan, about half of all children lost at least one parent by age 20; in 19th-century China, almost one-third of boys had lost one parent or both by the age of 15.
The 1980 United States Census reported that 19.5% were single parent households.
From 1980 to 2009, the percentage of single-parent households jumped to 29.5%.
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Countries in Asia and the Middle East are the least likely to have children raised in single parent households.