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Kids At Risk Morning Zone to Explore 1 in 4 Children in US Raised By A Single Parent

At 7:07 AM MDT, in our Kids-At-Risk series on the Morning Zone, our expert panel explores a new report showing that one in four children in the United States is being raised by a single parent — a percentage that has been on the rise and is higher than other developed countries, according to a report released Wednesday.

Of the 27 industrialized countries studied by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, the U.S. had 25.8 percent of children being raised by a single parent, compared with an average of 14.9 percent across the other countries.

Ireland was second (24.3 percent), followed by New Zealand (23.7 percent). Greece, Spain, Italy and Luxemborg had among the lowest percentages of children in single-parent homes.

Experts point to a variety of factors to explain the high U.S. figure, including a cultural shift toward greater acceptance of single-parent child rearing. The U.S. also lacks policies to help support families, including childcare at work and national paid maternity leave, which are commonplace in other countries.

Read the full report at http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110427/ap_on_re_us/us_single_parent_homes_2

At 8:07, Marvin Nash from the Nash Foundation and Bulling Hurts will be with us to look at a new report out this week in Health Day showing

Elementary school children who were victims of peer bullying — along with the bullies themselves — made more frequent visits to a school nurse’s office with complaints of physical illnesses and injuries than their other classmates, according to new research out of Kansas. Read the entire story at http://news.yahoo.com/s/hsn/20110426/hl_hsn/bulliedkidsshowingupinschoolnursesoffices

Plus, at 9:07, join us for one of our preliminary discussions with some of the wonderful folks that will be participating in the Day of Giving coming up on May 13.

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