Never-married mothers are seen as more responsible for their situation than abandoned wives or widows. Some communities are more tolerable of premarital child-bearing. Stat canada"s definition of a lone-parent family is a mother or father, with no spouse or common-law partner present, living in a dwelling with one or more children . More than 80% of single parents are women. 2006 lone-parent families made up over 15. 9% of all canadian families and. Children born later will experience lone-parent family living earlier. Fewer teen mothers are married and fewer put their babies up for adoption. Waning emphasis on the traditional nuclear family and more acceptability of family variations. Canadian-born black children are more likely to be with a single parent than were the foreign born. Aboriginal families are more likely to have one parent. The number of widows were higher in the 1950s because of war. Divorces have increased due to changes in law that make it easier to get one.