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Study: No difference in well-being of kids raised in single-mom homes

Recent study from the Netherlands finds no difference in the well-being of young children raised by single women who chose to become pregnant without a partner than children from more traditional two partner households.

“With fertility treatments for single women becoming increasingly common, Mathilde Brewaeys of the VU University Medical Center chose to study how children raised by 69 single mothers “by choice” differed from those raised by 59 mothers in heterosexual partnerships. But while there is an “assumption that growing up in a family without a father is not good for the child,” Brewaeys found no evidence that is the case, according to a release.”

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