Family Structure. Children of single parents were at higher risk of physical abuse and of all types of neglect and were overrepresented among seriously injured, moderately injured, and endangered children. Compared with their counterparts living with both parents, children in single-parent families had
a 77-percent greater risk of being harmed by physical abuse (using the stringent Harm Standard) and a 63-percent greater risk of experiencing any countable physical abuse (using the Endangerment Standard);
an 87-percent greater risk of being harmed by physical neglect and a 165-percent greater risk of experiencing any countable physical neglect;
a 74-percent greater risk of being harmed by emotional neglect and a 64-percent greater risk of experiencing any countable emotional neglect;
a 220-percent (or more than three times) greater risk of being educationally neglected;
an approximately 80-percent greater risk of suffering serious injury or harm from abuse or neglect;
an approximately 90-percent greater risk of receiving moderate injury or harm as a result of child maltreatment; and
a 120-percent (or more than two times) greater risk of being endangered by some type of child abuse or neglect.
These figures don't look good at all. They do seem to be from a large study and respected sources. I'm shocked by the numbers.