Homer is partially correct in that families headed by an unwed mother are way more likely to be living in poverty.<quoted text>I dunno, maybe it's better to raise a child by the mother as they are the nurturers and caregivers, look at the Momrmons and their multiple wives. Is it better to have a single mom raising a child or a mother and abusive father, or at least verbally abusive, domineering, wife-beater t-shirt wearing rightwinger-type father?
Culture decides the whole family unit but who is to say what's best?
I think for the most part money/finances is more the issue and not necessarily being raised by one parent.
However, male children need their father in the house to show them how to be men instead of wimps.