Single father dating statistics
Single fathers are also somewhat less educated than single mothers, older and more likely to be white.Compared with fathers heading households with two married parents, single dads are younger, less educated, less financially well-off and less likely to be white.Single fathers are more likely than single mothers to be living with a cohabiting partner (41% versus 16%).Single fathers, on average, have higher incomes than single mothers and are far less likely to be living at or below the poverty line—24% versus 43%.In 1960, about 14% of single parent households were headed by fathers, today almost one-quarter (24%) are.
Single fathers are younger than married fathers, but older than single mothers.In comparison, the number of single mother households increased more than fourfold during that time period, up to 8.6 million in 2011, from 1.9 million in 1960.As a result, men make up a growing share of single parent householders.Analysis of long-term time use data shows that fathers are narrowing the still sizable gap with mothers in the amount of time they spend with their children.
And Pew Research surveys find that the public believes that a father’s greatest role is to provide values to his children, followed by emotional support, discipline and income support.
The share of single fathers that is Hispanic is close to the share among single mothers (24% and 22%, respectively), but is higher than the share among married fathers (17%).