Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Nystul, M. S. and Devall, E. L. 2010. Single Parenthood. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Rawlings and Saluter (1995) noted that single parenthood results when a parent divorces (57%), when a child's parents are not married (33%), or a parent becomes widowed (6%). The number of single-parent families in the United States has increased from 9% of the general population in 1960 to 28% in 1990 and is expected to increase in relation to two-parent families in the twenty-first century. Research on single parenthood has tended to focus on the impact on children, impact on parents, and the impact on the parent–child relationship.
- single parenting;
- postdivorce paternal/maternal involvement