Paid employment accounted for the main income of 68.5 percent of one-parent families in 2007. This is a higher share than in 2005, when nearly 63 percent of one-parent families received most of their income from paid work. As a result, fewer one-parent families depend on income support and other benefits for their income. The share of income from paid employment is still much lower among one-parent families than among families with two parents: 95 percent of them had income from earnings or profits.
Families with main income from paid employment