Alot of people end up on this blog by searching for this answer.
Honestly, I don’t know that answer, but I do have another question. Because it’s not just CAUSE AND EFFECT. There are more factors involved than just “Single moms create juvenile deliquents.”
If it is true that teenagers living with single mothers (or parents) commit more crimes, could this be true because the other parent is a bad influence. Genetically? Not paying child support? Being a bad example? Leaving the family in poverty? Making everyone feel unsafe?
There’s a reason a single parent has chosen to raise children alone. A very good reason. And they are swimming upstream against the stereotypes, the court system, the economy, and interference by the other parent in some cases.
It’s not always so simple. It’s not always about blaming someone.