Health Indicator Report of New Mexico Population - Single Female Parent Head of Household
Single parenthood is associated with poor health outcomes for parents and children. Single parents are more likely to experience socio-economic risk factors like: lower educational attainment, higher unemployment, and lower wage jobs. Single parenthood is related to increased stress and depression, risk factors for poor physical health. In the US single parenthood disproportionately affects women. Nationally, in 2016, of the 11 million single-parent families, 8.5 million are headed by a single mother (1). Single parenthood is associated with adverse effects on children's achievement in school, emotional, psychological and physical health, and future economic success.
The Percentage of Family Households with Children that are Headed by a Single Female, by County, New Mexico, 2011-2015
Notes2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate. The 90-percent margin of error (MOE) reported by the American Community Survey was transformed to a 95-percent confidence level for this report using a [https://sdcclearinghouse.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/acs_statistics_calculator.xlsx calculator] provided by the [https://sdcclearinghouse.com/ State Data Center Clearinghouse] and a [https://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/OPCD/Demographics/AmericanCommunitySurvey/ACSStatisticalCalculatorTool.xls calculator] prepared by the [https://labor.ny.gov/nys-data-center/ New York State Data Center].
Data SourceU.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey. http://factfinder.census.gov.
DefinitionPercentage of family households with children under 18 that are headed by a single female adult.
NumeratorEstimated number of family households with own children under 18 headed by a single female adult.
DenominatorEstimated total number of family households with own children under 18.
Other ObjectivesNew Mexico Early Learning Indicator
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