Children in one-parent households in Delaware

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Why This Indicator Matters

The composition of families in America is constantly changing, and as a result, the type of primary caregiver in children's lives varies widely. Families may be headed by biological parents, step-parents, foster parents or other relatives. The number of caregivers in a household also varies widely, and increasingly, single parents have become primary caregivers in many families. Single parenting comes with a variety of unique challenges and research indicates that children growing up in single parent households face an increased risk for cognitive, financial, social and emotional concerns.
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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

Definitions: Children (0-17) in One-Parent Households, Delaware, Three-year average.

Data Source: Current Population Survey-Analyzed and provided by the Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research, University of Delaware

Footnotes: *Some Delaware indicators are presented as three- or five- year averages because rates based on small numbers of events in this modestly-populated state can vary dramatically from year to year. A three- or five- year average is less susceptible to distortion. In these cases, it is helpful to look at trends rather than at actual numbers, rates or percentages due to the small numbers.
*Data last updated 02/2019