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40% of families with an unmarried mother live below the poverty level.
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In families with two married parents, 8% live below the poverty level.

URBAN INSTITUDES

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Children living with a single, unmarried parent had the highest incidence of child abuse and neglect, with 57.12 cases per 1,000 children.
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Children living with two married, biological parents have a lower rate of child abuse and neglect at 6.8 per 1,000 children.

US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

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The violent victimization rate was 60 per 1,000 for single or divorced women.
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The violent victimization rate was only 17 per 1,000 for married women.

US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

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71% of high school dropouts are fatherless.
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Fatherless children have more trouble academically; children from father-absent homes are more likely to be truant from school, more likely to be excluded from school, more likely to leave school at age 16 and less likely to attain academic and professional qualifications in adulthood.

PSYCHOLOGY TODAY

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The MarriageB4Carriage campaign was developed as a way to share the impact the family dynamic has on children based on credible, fact-based research.

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