Statistics on children, youth and families in Delaware from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and KIDS COUNT in Delaware
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Why This Indicator Matters
The composition of families in America is constantly changing, and as a result, the type of primary caregiver in children's lives varies widely. Families may be headed by biological parents, step-parents, foster parents or other relatives. The number of caregivers in a household also varies widely, and increasingly, single parents have become primary caregivers in many families. Single parenting comes with a variety of unique challenges and research indicates that children growing up in single parent households face an increased risk for cognitive, financial, social and emotional concerns.show more
Definition and Source
Female and/or male householder, no spouse present and married couple family. Households with own children of the householder under 18 years.
American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau. Table S1101