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September 17-23, 2017 is Unmarried and Single Americans Week.
Today, more than 45 percent of all Americans 18 and older are unmarried (divorced, widowed, or never-married), up from 28 percent in 1970.
These numbers were not provided for Canada, Australia or New Zealand.
In 2016/17, the proportion of children living in a single-parent household varied between 6% and 28% in the different OECD countries, with an OECD country average of 17%.
" Statistically, never married, and separated/divorced mothers had the highest regularities of drug abuse, personality disorder and PTSD.
Single parenthood has been common historically due to parental mortality rate due to disease, wars and maternal mortality.Financial hardships also affect the mental health of single mothers.Women, ages 15–24, were more likely to live in a low socio-economic area, have one child, and not to have completed their senior year of high school.The proportion headed by a father varied between 9% and 25%.It was lowest in Estonia (9%), Costa Rica (10%), Cyprus (10%), Japan (10%), Ireland (10%) and the United Kingdom (12%), while it was highest in Norway (22%), Spain (23%), Sweden (24%), Romania (25%) and the United States (25%).