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  • 393000 Single Fathers With Sole Custody
    604 words
    Single Fatherhood By Mark McKendry Single fathers are a minority. They are rare, but growing rapidly as more and more people can fathom a father being able to satisfy the needs of his children. Single fathers are not given sole custody without a fight. A much harder one than what a Mother would have to endure. Normally, custody is given to the mother. Lately, however, fathers are starting to care more about their childrens best interests, and are begining to fight against the stereotypes society...
  • Single Teenage Mothers
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    A child needs a nurturing and stable environment in order to prosper and grow. I feel that only a two-parent household has the necessary means and capabilities to provide this. A child born to a single teenage mother is more likely to be poor and have less opportunities. Often times a teenage mother may be too self-absorbed with her voyage of personal discovery to appreciate fully or be able to meet the needs of her child. Having been thrust into premature adulthood, she cannot possibly confront...
  • Single Mothers And Single Fathers
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    Family or Finance, Which Should Come First? When looking at custody cases in America today, one must wonder what the courts find more important when deciding the fate of these children, family or finance? The issue has been raised that the majority of the time, the mother gets custody of the children. Should this be so? Should we at this time, a time where we are trying to break through the molds of the mother being the only caregiver, automatically assume that the mother should gain custody of ...
  • Single Mothers
    796 words
    How Single Mothers Survive Welfare and Low-Wage Workman struggle to live without government aid and other public assistance, but now we are living in a system where people went from welfare to work and back to welfare with a slowing economy those who got off of welfare went on make 9 to 12 hour for the first time in there lives and now what is happening once again is the is that people are back to a lower paying jobs or no job having to make a decisions about the ends justifying the means the au...
  • Children Of Single Mothers
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    Single Parenting is Becoming Increasingly Common-place Parenting is a job that should be attended to with the utmost of care and affection. It has long been a job that has been managed by a Mother and a Father. Men have long been regarded by society as a fundamental tool in the rearing of a well-adapted child. It is, however, increasingly popular in society that men are being viewed as a mere accessory. This newly adapted view is prompting more and more women to take on the responsibility of chi...
  • Love As The Mother Of Emily
    512 words
    In today's age the rate of single motherhood is growing rapidly. The job of being a single mother is not only difficult but exhausting. Single mothers have to work extra hard to make money to pay the bills, while trying to care for there children, and also fitting time in for themselves. In the short story "I Stand Here Ironing" by Tillie Olsen, a single mother tries to understand what happened to her eldest child, Emily, to make her so awkward and unhappy. The three major themes of the story ar...
  • Mothers Poverty
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    The Origins of the Feminization of Poverty The United Nations Development Fund for Women reports that women are still the poorest of the world's poor, representing 70% of the 1.3 billion people who live in absolute poverty. They also estimate that nearly 900 million women in the world have incomes of less than $1 a day. In the United States alone, women are about 50 percent more likely to be poor than men. The feminization of poverty in America has steadily increased since the 1950's. Researcher...
  • Child A Single Mother
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    In a picture perfect society a family consists of a mother, a father, and children. However, we do not live in a picture perfect society. These days it is perfectly normal for there to be a single parent raising one or more children. In some peoples' eyes single parents are looked down upon, but with the circumstances in today's world being a single parent is just as common as a family with two parents. Parenting is normally a shared responsibility but one person can do it. A single parent has t...
  • Single Parent In The Military
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    I was very surprised to find how much money we had left at the end of our budget. Much of the money that was left over would probably been taken for State and Federal tax, which we could not reasonably determine based on the information given. We were very lucky to find that Lowell Housing Authority offers section 8 housing with all essential utilities included for 163.00 dollars a month. I know from experience that housing is not usually that cheap, but the information we gathered on housing wa...
  • Poor Single Mothers
    801 words
    In the article "Foreword: Making Ends Meet, How Single Mothers Survive Welfare and Low-Wage Work", author Christopher Jencks addresses the issue of how single mothers are able to survive while being on welfare and having low-wage jobs. According to authors Kathryn Edin and Laura Lein, most poor single mothers supplement their income from other sources such as: money from relatives, friends, their children's fathers, or some employment that is not reported to the IRS (1997, pp. ix- iv). When they...

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