According to Indian J Psychol Med, 2017 Jul-Aug, after reviewing the literature, it becomes clear that single parenthood becomes a clear risk factor for mental health problems for both children and adults, leading to greater psychological distress and depression, and puts women at a socioeconomic disadvantage further increasing the level of stress. Several studies have also documented the link between separation and depressive disorders most likely as a result of both social and economic reasons. Weisman et al. 1987 found that single Caucasian women were almost twice as likely to suffer from depression compared to married women.
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