Single mothers head 4.5% of all Indian households
NEW DELHI: An estimated 4.5% of all Indian households are run by single mothers, says a UN report which draws attention to the significant number of lone parent families in the country. Even as the dominant household form in India continues to be a mix of couples living with their children of any age, followed by extended families, the UN Women report puts the figure of lone mother households in India at 13 million.
Another 32 million are estimated to be living in extended households. Released on Tuesday, the global report — “Progress Of The World’s Women 2019-2020”— analyses how diverse family structures are impacting women and their choices. In India, 46.7% of families are couples living with their children, over 31% live in extended families while single-person families account for 12.5%.
Globally it turns out that over eight of every 10 lone-parent households are headed by women (84.3%). Based on data from 89 countries, this translates to 101.3 million households where lone mothers live alone with their children. Many other single mothers live with their children in extended households.
“In India, the poverty rate of lone mother households are 38% in comparison to 22.6% for dual-parent households,” it said. Marriage and motherhood affect women’s labour force participation and income. In India, based on data from 2012, 29.1% of all women aged 25-54 years are in the labour force, compared to 97.8% for men of the same age. The report also draws attention to the needs of the growing elderly population.
“Women, on average, live longer than men in all regions and countries. At the global level, men’s life expectancy is projected to be lower than that of women by 4.6 years during 2015-2020, it said pointing out the need to focus on senior women.
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Sanjoy Pandey • Kolkata • 8 hours ago
Well, let there be a study to ascertain the quality of life of the children of the single mother.
Sanketh g• Bangalore • 4 hours ago
The percentage in 9ther countries is higher bz of high divorce rate.Western people should stop gauging everything as per their comfort and understanding bz they dont understand many right things. Secondly, Indians should stop being too fond of Western people, thought or culture and start knowing about the culture and tradition of self which is followed with some logic here for 1000 yrs. Our culture is considered as one of the most civilised one from early past before westerns could realize anything. Things have changed for some extent post invasions and discouragement to the Indian education.
Indian• 4 hours ago
Absolutely agree, the current situation in the country is reflection of how much Indians and the Govt has adopted Western culture.
Shasti Brata • 6 hours ago
Hope we do not follow the west and families with single mothers stay in the lone digit percentage.
aashiq mohamad • 9 hours ago
Kudos to these brave women who struggle hard to take care of their children and family.
Che Mir• 4 hours ago
Not all but many so called "Single Mothers" in big cities are b1ch@s who made the lives hell & parted with money and the kid and now enjoying sympathy. Marriage in cities should not be measured by the same norms of 20 years ago.
CHANDRASHEKHAR giri• nepal • 4 hours ago
self earning, self centered,women can't tolerate male counterpart,
aaaa bbbb• 3 hours ago
for child both father and mother are necessaary,but these leftist will destroy indian culture. shame
Lakshmi Narayanan • 3 hours ago
What about single father and fathers who are with family and who toil hard and take abuses of bosses to bring bread and butter to family? Give men also some credit they deserve.
Ramana Gove• 5 hours ago
Undoubtedly mother plays a crucial role in running the traditional family style in our country.She is a pivot on which the stability, performance,progress of a family depends in many families That way women have a peerless role and respect too in the conventional family tradition in our country.
Gaurav Mathur • 5 hours ago
Hope 90% n above such women are living by choice and are happy too
Indian• 4 hours ago
India is becoming dead because of ignoring Hindu traditions.
Krishan Kumar Totlani• Jaipur • 5 hours ago
To Single Moms: You are a doctor, a teacher, a nurse, a maid, a cook, a referee, a heroine, a provider, a defender, a protector, a true Superwoman. I salute all single moms of our country where conditions for them are bit difficult.
Sanmesh p • vadodara • 6 hours ago
I think there should be a day to celebrate single mothers. They''re doing so much
GANGSIN SINGH • 2 hours ago
So, what''s the point of this article?
Gung Ho• Ra • 2 hours ago
Government should not give subsidies to single women as this encourages divorce as in western countries. Rater, they should find the root causes of single motherhood and try to prevent/address them. Following the western model is civilizational suicide
Devasahayam• 17102, USA • 2 hours ago
2% Hindu widows (largely can''t remarry)
Kvs Sarma• 3 hours ago
single mother is an umbrella word for several unfortunate outcomes which forced these haplesd women out to earn for their families. don't go overboard showing your moral superiority in mindless criticism.
Smtmkpatelinphil • 5 hours ago
I think they need good Indian husbands for life partners.
Indian• 4 hours ago
I think Indian women should come back to Hindu culture and not Western ways.
Drsharma • 4 hours ago
This figure is going to explode as young women in India are running away from the lousy and highly patriarchal arranged marriage system especially in the North and North west. The current govt. is pathetically ill equipped to deal with this problem, as it is headed by bachelor boys....
Bala Srinivasan • saginaw USA • 6 hours ago
This is not a pleasant news with poverty litterally double in single mother household.Time to look into alimony laws widow pension etc.Women&motherhood needs attention in INDIA.