Children of Single Fathers Have Less Access to Healthcare


By: Linda von Wartburg

In an analysis of a survey that included 62,193 American children under the age of eighteen, researchers found that single dads are less likely to have health insurance and less likely to taketheir kids to well-child doctor visits than single mothers.

This was the case even though they were generally better off financially than single mothers. The researchers noted that men are alsoless likely than women to visit the doctor for check-ups on their own account.

Source: Medline Plus; Health Services Research, August 2007



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