A demographic parameter indicating a person's status with respect to marriage, divorce, widowhood, singleness, etc.
The social institution involving legal and/or religious sanction whereby individuals are joined together.
Legal dissolution of an officially recognized marriage relationship.
The unmarried man or woman.
The state of having lost a marital partner by death.
A natural, adoptive, or substitute parent of a dependent child, who lives with only one parent. The single parent may live with or visit the child. The concept includes the never-married, as well as the divorced and widowed.