Ever on the lookout for clues as to where the suburban project is going we were struck by a recent finding about social conditions in Las Vegas. The frenetic growth and artificiality of Vegas is something to behold. Beneath the doom tales of foreclosure and searing drought, beneath the flashing lights and smarm we find human beings adapting to the place they must live. Las Vegans, no less than the citizens of any other built-yesterday Nirvana, still get up in the moring and make it work as best they can. In one area, the Las Vegans appear to have pulled ahead of other communities: the number of single fathers raising children. The general sleaze and the 24-hour “service” economy of the desert gambling paradise seems to be kinda tough on moms.
Why ‘Sin City” has so many single fathers BBC News Altered States