Single motherhood before 50 linked to poorer health

May 16, 2015 15:39
Single motherhood before 50 linked to poorer health

Do you have only one child? Are you busy in managing all your children expenses? If yes, then you must take care of your health and must spend some time for yourself apart from your kids. As the study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health has proved that Single motherhood between the ages of 16 and 49 is linked to poorer health in later life in several different countries such as England, the US, Denmark and Sweden.

In the survey, single mothers were asked a set of questions about childbearing and marital status to women aged above 50 and were asked to rate their own health.

According to the research data, 1 in 3 of the US’s conducted survey on single mothers before the age of 50, compared with around 1 in 5 in England and Western European countries, around 4 out of 10 in Denmark and Sweden, and 1 in 10 in Southern Europe. 

The research findings explained that women who became single mothers before the age of 20, or as the result of divorce, or who parented alone for 8 or more years, were at particular risk of physical disability and poor health in later life than dual parenthood.

By Lizitha

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