Pew Research Center has a new study out on “Breadwinner Moms.” The Intro:
A record 40 percent of all households with children under the age of 18 include mothers who are either the sole or primary source of income for the family, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The share was just 11% in 1960.
Joe Carter, writing for The Gospel Coalition, breaks down the study.
One trend I found intersting: On the topic of single mothers (either never married, or divorced), most Americans (64%) say that this rising trend is a “big problem.” However, more people felt this way in 2007 (71%). And among young adults (18-29), only 42% today think this trend is a big problem. Also, Republicans (78%) are far more likely than Democrats (51%) or independents (65%) to see this trend as a big problem.