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2 in 5 Women Willing to Become Single Moms

A mother walk her children to school in the constituency of Britain's Chancellor George Osbourne on March 23, 2011 in Knutsford, United Kingdom. The Chancellor has implement further measures to tackle the United Kingdom's deficit when he presents the budget to Parliament. The UK Consumer Prices Index (CPI) annual rate of inflation has risen to 4.4%, the highest since October 2008, increasing pressure on the Bank of England to raise interest rates and slow inflation.
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Who wants to be a single mom? Any takers? A new study suggests it’s not such an unappealing prospect: Two in five unmarried women say they’d consider raising kids solo, in spite of the challenges.

They’re called “SMBC”: Single Mom By Choice. And it makes sense they’re a growing trend. A Pew Report found that women are the primary breadwinners in 40 percent of American households. So, fewer mom wannabes need a man to make ends meet.

But the news isn’t all good for single moms. Only 30 percent of survey respondents felt that single mothers could do as good a job at childrearing as two parents. Because let’s face it: Couples can tag team and give each other much-needed breaks. Still, for women who don’t want to wait for Mr. Right to have kids, it’s nice to know they have other options.

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