Well here we have it again. RF again playing games with numbers when it suits him.
Cough. "The shift in favour of fathers...has occurred in America?" When? Did I fall asleep for 30 years? Just in case facts matter, U.S. Census Bureau data show that, in 1993, 84% of custodial parents were mothers. By 2005, that number had plummeted to...84%!
How many single parent homes existed in 1993 RF? And how many exist now in 2005? Hmmmmmmm makes one wonder. Lets take a quick break while I research these numbers
Still looking :-)
Hang in there almost there
Click HERE to read the true statistics on single parents homes. According to this website there were 7 million single parent homes in 1990. So 84% of that is 5.88 million single mother led households. Now this is not specified as to single mom because she has always been single or because she is divorced - just single mother led households. And according to this website 13.5 million single parent households. Now this would equate to 11.34 million.
This site also says this: The proportion of single mother families grew to 26% and single father families grew to 5% by 2000 (from 12% and 1% respectively in 1970). Single mother led households doubled over this time period where the single father led households grew at a rate of 5 times. So a 100% increase versus a 500% increase. HMMMMMMMMMMMM..........