Why are there more lone-parent families?

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Some reasons why there has been an increase in lone-parent families

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Why are there more lone-parent families?
1 Less marriage and more cohabitation means less commitment to relationships and more relationships end
2 Increase in divorce rates and divorce is much more accepted
3 More financial independence for women, so they're less likely to stay in unhappy relationships
4 Child tax credit means lone-parents have financial assistance
5 Sex outside marriage & one night stands are more common
6 More acceptable to have fertility treatments and to foster/adopt if you are single
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