Only half of US children are being raised by their married parents, by Catholic News Agency.
“This figure is based on the proportion of 17-and-18-year-old high school students who were reported to be living with both their married birth mothers and biological fathers in 2016,” noted a report issued by the Institute for Family Studies.
“The more education a woman or man has, the more likely she or he is to get married and stay married when raising children.”
Only 29 percent of children whose parents or guardians had less than a high school education still lived with married parents from their birth through the end of high school.
Race was also examined in the study. Asian-American children were found to be the most stable group, with two-thirds of them living with married parents throughout their childhood. Fifty-eight percent of white children could say the same.
However, less than one-quarter of African-American children experienced a married, two-parent household, and only 45 percent of Hispanic children grew up with married parents. The study noted an additional multiracial group, of which 35 percent experienced a childhood with both married parents.
The report also examined the 50 percent of children who did not grow up with both married parents.
Overall, 23 percent of children were raised by only their birth mother. Eleven percent were raised by a birth parent and a stepparent. Six percent were raised by their birth father only. And the other 10 percent were mixed between grandparents, foster care, cohabiting birth parents, adoption, and same-sex couples.
Odd that the feminists don’t mention this.