The majority of families have shifted from the original biologically bonded mother, father and child. We are now a nation in which the majority of families are divorced.
Log in to post comments More like this Lead's Lingering Effects On both sides of the Atlantic, new research into lead and crime is attracting attention. The New York Times and The Independent both reported on a new study by Amherst College economist Jessica Wolpaw Reyes, who found a correlation between blood lead levels and violent crime rates.
Probably the most notable feature is what is not mentionedthere is nothing about the coding errors Lott made.
I was curious about the suggestion that hardly anyone could possibly still believe the Kleck data now that NSPOF had become the 15th or 16th such survey in the same general category.
Then you seem to have misunderstood. Here is the whole thing: Anyone living in a… That graph is for the whole country, FYI. Because it was the Dirty Fing Hippies, whose numbers increased rapidly through the s, that's why.
Thanks for pointing that out, you are correct. The MJ graph is better because the data are more robust. The DC oriented post is here: In certain circumstances a lack of suitable role models may well make someone more likely to be a violent criminal, but that could just as easily happen if they had two parents who also happened to be assholes.
Log in to post comments By Nathaniel Cooke not verified on 29 Nov permalink I m studying the structure of violent crimes on the usa and i'm very interested to see the evolution of the sungle mother during the time.
My study is on recent information and based on more social statistics. I can say that the structure of the family is one of the best thing to influence the violent crimes activities.
Others parameters are the poverty,the immigrant and the education. Log in to post comments By Diaz sebastien not verified on 03 Jan permalink Your chart, while more robust, is also misleading.
You're looking at crime as a whole, rather than on the level of demographics. The fact that chances of a person committing violent crimes rises if they were raised in a single-mother household doesn't necessarily mean that as single motherhood increases, the overall violent crime rate will increase as well.
A recent article compares this to poverty, where poverty increases the incidence of crime, but during the recession when poverty increased crime did not. Log in to post comments By IrishFarmer not verified on 05 Nov permalink Someone needs to give out trophies for worst run on sentences: Log in to post comments By ScottishFarmer not verified on 02 Oct permalink Well, that is not really one sentence.
But it is a bit run on. Sorry for ruining your day!
I did, though, change some of the punctuation to make it seem less like a run on sentence. Log in to post comments By gregladen on 02 Oct permalink In reply to by ScottishFarmer not verified Irishfarmer's comment is correct: In the first chart both datasets show these measurements rising and so you have interpreated that this means these two are corerleated.
The second graph shows the single mother measure continuing to rise while the crime measure decrease, and so you have interpreated that this means the two are not correlated. If you're wanting to see if there is link between the two measures simply graphing each measure and seeing if they rise and fall at a similar rate over time is not the way to achieve this.
What needs to be done to examine this potential link is to examine crime rates in single mother households and compare those rates to crime rates for other types of households dual-parent married, dual-parent not-married, single father, etc.
What you have done with your two graphs proves, frankly, absolutely nothing either way. Log in to post comments By Roger not verified on 12 Nov permalink But single mothers should be blamed, they made the choice to have sex with a man they didn't know too well or a man that they knew wasn't father-figure material.
There is no racism about these findings, either. Even when you account for race, economic background, etc.
Log in to post comments By Sally not verified on 09 Mar permalink Sally, I agree that there is a likely link, on average, between single motherhood and various problems.
But, you have characterized each and every single motherhood situation very precisely and, there is no cause to do that; you are simply wrong at the very least by oversimplification. You are trying to support a correlation shown to be numerically invalid based on your strong belief that it must be valid.When you're raising a child as a single parent, you're handling a lot of tasks and decisions on your own.
You need effective ways to find support and make life easier and more fun for you and your. Stepfamily Statistics Statistics are Staggering: The majority of families have shifted from the original biologically bonded mother, father and child.
We are now a . And fathers put in about 10 hours a week on household chores in , up from four hours in By comparison, mothers spent an average of about 14 hours a week on child care and 18 hours a week on housework in Little research has been done to suggest the hardships of the "single father as a caretaker" relationship; however, a great deal has been done on the hardships of a single-parent household.
Single-parent households tend . Number of two-parent families drops, and economic inequality grows Few political debates The child poverty rate is so much steeper in single-parent homes than in two-parent homes.
The rise of single-parent families, and changes in two-parent families Despite the decline over the past half century in children residing with two parents, a majority of kids are still growing up in this type of living arrangement.