More and more single parents in Italy
Whereas the number of couples with kids is decreasing, when it comes to single parents a countertendency can be observed. The number of mothers and fathers raising their offspring alone increased over the years, regardless of the number of the children.
Single parents in other European countries
An increase in the number of parents raising their children alone can also be observed in other European countries, like in the Netherlands, where the number of single mothers and fathers has steadily grown over the last years. On the other hand, Germany registered a drop in the total number of single parents with underaged children, with figures for single fathers growing to 181 thousand in 2018.