The Family Sweepstakes

If you are born in America that first day you will have much of your future defined by the family into which you have arrived. There are no do-overs or Mulligans.

The first question is this — were you actually born into a family?

As you can see, a substantial portion of babies are not born into a nuclear family — a mother and a father in a stable relationship that will foster the development of a child.

The obvious first impact is that a single-parent household is limited in the number of person hours they can dedicate to child rearing.

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