My Life and My Trauma: Explaining the Outcomes of Children of Single Parents Through Emotional Neglect and Conservative Policies

There is no debate that children growing up in single-parent homes have poorer outcomes than those in two-parent homes. These outcomes include poorer health, more problems sleeping, participation in organized sports, involvement in crime, and educational attainment. There is disagreement about the magnitude of these differences, but there is too much research out there to deny that children in single-parent homes have poorer outcomes than…