A disproportionate number of Black children under 18 live in single-parent homes, according to new data from the U. Census Bureau. It found that a majority of the Of those Broken down by race, however, the statistics show stark differences.
Census Bureau: Higher Percentage of Black Children Live with Single Mothers
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Change Indicator. Select Table Type:. Children under age 18 who live with their own single parent either in a family or subfamily. In this definition, single-parent families may include cohabiting couples and do not include children living with married stepparents. Children who live in group quarters for example, institutions, dormitories, or group homes are not included in this calculation.
The family structure of African-Americans has long been a matter of national public policy interest. Among all newlyweds, According to data extracted from U. Census manuscripts, compared to White women, Black women were more likely to become teenage mothers, stay single and have marriage instability, and were thus much more likely to live in female-headed single-parent homes. The breakdown of the Black family was first brought to national attention in by sociologist and later Democratic Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan , in the groundbreaking Moynihan Report also known as "The Negro Family: