The Downward Spiral: Fewer Than Half of American Children Growing Up In Intact Families

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Posted in Sad by on September 24th, 2012

62 percent of Asian-American teenagers live with both biological parents. 54 percent of white youth live with both parents. 41 percent of teenagers from multiracial family backgrounds live in intact families. 40 percent of Hispanic teenagers nationwide live with both parents. 24 percent of American Indian and Alaskan Native adolescents have lived with both married parents throughout childhood. 17 percent of African-American youth live with both married parents. “Children in broken homes are more likely to be poor or welfare-dependent. They enjoy less academic achievement and less social development, have more accidents and injuries, and have worse mental health and more behavioral problems. These children also have worse relationships with their parents and are more likely to reject their own spouses later.

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