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More Than 50% of Kids Will Live With Single Mom

More Than 50% of Kids Will Live With Single Mom

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(NEWSER) – In 1965, sociologist Daniel Patrick Moynihan (who later became the iconic New York senator) published a controversial study about the increasing number of black families headed by single moms, in which he asserted that black children growing up without male breadwinners would have a harder time breaking the poverty cycle.

Critics called the study racist, and researchers shied away from closely examining father absence for years—but a new study by Princeton and Harvard scientists published in EducationNext analyzes some of the trends from the original report. Most notable: that half of US kids will end up living with an unmarried mom by the time they're 18, and kids of all races who grow up without a biological dad increase their risk of antisocial tendencies, including increased aggression and a refusal to abide by rules, notes a press release.

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