Single Mothers in Today's Society

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Single Mothers in Today's World

There are so many young mothers in today's society that it's becoming so normal to have a one-parent family with a young mother in charge. Young teen mothers having children has increased so much over the years that it's now a regular thing. Being a young single mother in today's society is challenging but with the help of government assistance single mothers are finding their way. The government has provided some help for these mothers with welfare. Welfare is a program for single parents with low income, so low that they can't support a family. Welfare helps with all childcare needs. They give the young mother food stamps for shopping at the grocery store and earned income tax credit. They play a big roll in helping these young mother collect child support from the absentee fathers. Although they have had a lot of trouble in finding jobs for these young mothers because they only have a high school diploma they always manage to find something. They try to help these young mothers who don't still live with their parents find an apartment. After welfare has helped them find work they do not stop helping then. They continue giving money and other needs for a mother and her child. "Welfare helps with child care to 60% of American families with children, which proves how many single parent families we have."(Bergman et al) The United States Government provides healthcare for a mother and her child before and after her baby has arrived. When the child starts school or day care the government provides school health services. Just recently the government has begun to pay for the hospital care for the birth of her baby, if and only if she has no family to help her pay for it. When the child becomes older these mother and their children are fortunate enough to have the government also pay for psychiatric guidance if needed. An absentee father figure in the home brings about a chain reaction of dilemmas. Many children tend to be...
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