Re: Maybe this bit of income equalization...
The unattended children question isn't just one of single parent households. US median household income is reportedly in the $47-50k range. This is noticably higher than the median individual income, the discrepancy obviously representing multiple wage earners in households at or below the median, these wage earners typically being both parents. Financial pressure for both parents to be out working rather than spending time with the kids is just one of the many ways in which the playing field is tilted against those at the bottom.