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Single Parent Households Rise by 19 Percent

Single Parent Households Rise by 19 PercentSingle Parent Households Rise by 19 Percent

The latest National Population and Housing Census conducted in March 2016-17 show Iran has 1,753,960 households headed by single parents (or 7.2% of the total number), of which 83% are headed by women and the rest by men. The figures also show a 19% increase in the number of single parent households compared with the previous figures registered by the census conducted in the fiscal 2011-12. Of the total number of 24,129,490 Iranian households in 2016-17, 87% or 21,067,737 households were headed by men and 12% or 3,061,753 were headed by women, the Statistical Center of Iran reported.

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