People grow single-parent families lower levels well-being. According to the sources, individuals who were brought up by a single parent for their entire childhood earn on average 30 per cent less and are more likely to be unemployed.Furthermore, on average they are nine per cent less likely to be in a romantic relationship and had a smaller number of friends. In a study of over 24,000 adults aged 18-66, the researchers identified 641 individuals who spent their entire childhood with a single parent and 1,539 who spent part of their childhood with a single parent.The sample group was asked how satisfied they are with life in general. Those who grew up with a single parent for their entire childhood were about 0.2 points lower on the scale ranging from 0 to 10 than those who were brought up by both parents – and 0.1 points lower than those who experienced parental separation during childhood. During young adulthood these resources may include financial support as well as access to social networks, which is important to find a good job. Children who had grown up with a single parent for their entire childhood are less likely to know their second parent well and to receive such support during adult life.
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