The main part of my research was to see if single parent households had more of a disadvantage that dual parent households. Most sources supported this as they talked about the differences that they have found in studies that show single parent households having a disadvantage financially, academically, and they way the family structure effects their lives. There were not many things that were surprising to me as I grew up in a single mother households. The one thing that was is that children from a single father household have more of a disadvantage than children from a single mother household as there is less closeness and supervision from the father. I have always thought that single father households would be the same or even better as the income would be higher so this really surprised me when I found this out.