One in four children in the United States is being raised by a single parent—a percentage that has been on the rise and is higher than other developed countries. Experts point to a variety of factors to explain the high U.S. figure, including a cultural shift toward greater acceptance of single-parent child rearing. The U.S. also lacks policies to help support families, including childcare at work and national paid maternity leave, which are commonplace in other countries. To read more, click here.

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